It’s no secret that growing up in Hollywood is tough for kids, even if it’s a dream job. While many child stars wish they’d grown up and waited to start their careers, others don’t really change anything.
Here are 10 former child stars who wish they had a “normal” upbringing.
Keke Palmer said Guardian“Being a child entertainer For real It’s exploitative because it doesn’t even know its own limits. Much of what we later envision as memories are actually traumas. “
Mary Kate Olsen said Marie Claire“I look at old photos of myself and feel absolutely no connection with them.
Reflecting on the trip back home to Toronto after signing the record deal, Justin Bieber He told GQ, “I worked too much as this young kid and it made me really sad. I missed my friends and missed normalcy. So me and my friends hid our passports. The record label said, ‘You Have to today I can’t find my passport at the show next week.
Raven-Symone looked back on body-shaming in the entertainment industry and said: people“I wish I had lived as a younger person. Maybe I don’t have so many mental problems.”
in her memoir i’m glad your mom diedJennette McCurdy explained that acting was forced by her mother, not her choice. I despise it now.
Cole Sprouse is New York Times, “When we talk about child stars going crazy, what we’re not really talking about is how traumatic fame can be….my second time playing this fame game as an adult.” Having gone through the big rounds, I realized…the same psychological effects that fame has on a group of young adults, as it did when I was a kid. I think it will be easy.
Chloe Grace Moretz said hunger She first “recognised” how famous she was after walking the red carpet at 18..after that I felt really sick. There was a change. I wondered who I was.
Christy Carlson Romano said buzzfeed news that when she landed even Stevens She was devastated because she didn’t want to leave the life she had built for herself in Connecticut. She said, “I never really worked out what that must have felt like, but I know it was very traumatic.”
and cannes lionsDemi Lovato said, “If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t have started that young. I regret nothing, but the transformation from child star to mainstream artist was difficult. It was It’s a very important thing. A challenge.”
in an essay on people, Alison Stoner wrote. While I don’t wish on anyone, I barely survived the pipeline from toddler to train wreck. ‘Stable. ‘ ‘alive. ‘”
And now, here are nine former child stars who don’t regret their early start in Hollywood:
Alyssa Milano said every week“I’m so grateful to have been a child star for providing for my family. It’s not without its challenges, but I don’t think that’s inherent in child stardom.”
selena gomez said GQ“I chose this one. So I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Oh my god, poor thing, I didn’t have a normal childhood.’ [fuck] about that. “
while taking a lie detector test vanity fairHilary Duff said she didn’t want to have a “more normal” childhood.
Ally Michalka said people“Most child actors don’t have siblings who have the same success at the same time. [Aly and her sister/bandmate AJ] A lot of normalcy. “
Seventh Heaven Actor Beverly Mitchell said people“I was able to grow up with so many of these people that I’m a part of their lives and what they talk about watching shows and having conversations with their grandmas.” And it feels like a gift, and I’m so grateful for that. So yeah, I’m Lucy.
LeAnn Rimes talked about finding country music fame at age 13. people“I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but it’s my path, so I embraced it and learned from it. I really appreciate it at this point. Everything.”
Christina Ricci said people“I loved working. I loved being a gifted kid. I loved being good at something. I loved the positive reinforcement I got every day. How to really create things.” I loved using my imagination in .It was unbelievable that I was able to do that at such a young age.”
Miranda Cosgrove said digital spy She said, “Probably just because she was more protected than most people. [her] mom and dad are so big [her] Life,” especially being close to her mother, “has greatly contributed to having more positive experiences.”
Ariel Winter was emancipated from her mother at the age of 17 and was forced into acting from an early age. hollywood reporter“I wish I had a better childhood, but I’m not going to trade it because it made me who I am today.”