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        10 January 2011

Hating High School?DETROIT 187 Star Erin Cumming Swears,"It Gets Better"


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Do you count yourselves among the millions of teenagers out there who were disappointed to discover that high school isn't quite akin to an episode of your favorite television show? Well, it gets better. Just ask DETROIT 1-8-7 star ERIN CUMMINGS, who knows a thing or two about tough times growing up.

"Kids are cruel man, they suck, they really do," explained the Huntsville Texas native during on a break from shooting on the set of DETROIT 1-8-7. "In my case I had acne like nobody's business, which wouldn't have been such a problem except that I was very visible, very Reese Witherspoon in Election. You know, captain of the dance team, editor of the school Yearbook, secretary of the French club. So rather than hang out with me and be my friends, people would just talk trash and make up lies."

Evidently, you don't just have to be struggling with your sexuality for high school to completely suck. "I remember coming home crying to my mom that I would never have a boyfriend, bemoaning my big forehead, obnoxiously large lips and all these things that I was really insecure about. And my mom would just sit on the swing with me on the front porch and tell me it's going to be okay. She'd tell me about all these actresses, like so-and-so who now has an Oscar but never had a boyfriend in high school, or that other actress who was once the ugly duckling, really not that popular and just kept her head looking forward and achieved her goals. So I kinda went, okay, maybe that's what I have to do, just keep my focus."

And focus she did.

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