Sara Paxton Confesses: ‘I Was A Nerd In High School’ (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
Now, in an exclusive interview with Celebuzz, the adorable actress is revealing her less-than-popular past — and why she’s still happily embracing her inner nerd.
You recently tweeted an adorable photo from your past, and wrote, “NERD ALERT!” Were you a nerd in high school?
I guess I was a bit of a nerd in high school. Instead of hanging out at the mall and flirting with boys, my friends and I would play video games, and film ourselves reenacting our favorite movies. I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but we would also do dance routines. Our group was called the “Pterodactyle Crew.” Yes, I like dinosaurs. Yes, there is footage of this. No, no one will ever see it!
Did you get good grades? What was your report card like?
I was obsessed with getting good grades. I was pretty much a straight A student. Except for gym — I’m weak and uncoordinated.
Were you quiet in class?
I was very quiet and shy around strangers, but loud and crazy with my friends. I’m still that way.
What clique were you a part of?
I wasn’t part of any clique. It was just me, and a few girls — Pterydactle crew members — who I’m still besties with today.
Where did you find that awesome band picture?
That picture is from my junior high school yearbook — I loved band! I used to play the Harry Potter theme music all the time.
What did you love most about being a nerd in elementary school and high school?
I don’t think I knew I was a nerd in high school. Because I had such a close group of friends, and we all loved the same things, [so] I guess I never thought of it as nerdy. Looking back on it, I am so grateful that I didn’t grow up too fast, and that I was surrounded by people who accepted me for who I was, so I never felt pressure to be “cool.”
You’re certainly a cool celebrity now, and you’re gorgeous! Do you still feel like a nerd today?
Well, thank you very much! Yes, I am still a nerd!
Do you love Sara’s nerdy photo as much as we do? Were you a nerd in high school, too? Dish in the comments!