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Abbie Cornish wants to be a vet
Abbie Cornish already has a job lined up if
she ever decides to quit acting - she will become a veterinary
The Sucker Punch beauty, 29, was determined
to have a back-up plan in case movie roles dried up, and made sure
her studies wouldn't suffer while she trained to be an
She explains, "I've always had this back-up
plan that I'd study veterinary science. You have to have excellent
grades to become a vet so even though I was often working as an
actress, in every spare moment I studied really hard. In school I
put my head down and just worked. If I didn't understand something
I would always ask and then I'd work to understand it myself.
"It did pay off. I got the highest marks in
most of my exams and the right grades to get into college. If all
else fails, I still have that option."