Kaya Scodelario
Bullying Survivor
Female | United Kingdom   United Kingdom
Had to change schools
Bullying Type: Emotional
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12/11/12 10:50 AM
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SKINS star Kaya Scodelario has revealed she had to change schools because she was so badly bullied.
Kaya Scodelario is currently promoting new Brit-flick Shank, where she plays an angry young girl, Tash, out for revenge in the anti-knife-crime thriller.

And the Skins star says she took on the role because it helped her remind her of where she's from.

She said: “My best-friend’s boyfriend was stabbed in Stoke Newington a couple of months before I got offered the role. I know kids who live like this.

"I grew up in Tufnell Park and my school was voted the worst school in Islington. Reading the script reminded me of being back there, that sort of intimidation, the feeling you have when you’re that age, that you’re god and you rule everything. The film is where I’m from and sometimes you have to remind yourself."

But Kaya says despite her unhappy experiences at school, they led her to her role in Skins, which she's grateful for.

She told ASOS: “I went through a year of hating myself at secondary school. I was bullied to the point of having to change schools because it got so bad.

"But it was at my new school that I got told about the open auditions for Skins and that would never have happened if I hadn’t moved. I saw one of the girls who bullied me the other day. She was walking down the road with a baby and I thought, ‘Glad to see you’re well…’”


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