10 Child Stars Who Regret Fame And 9 Who Don’t

It’s no secret that growing up in Hollywood is tough on kids, even if it’s their dream job. Many child stars grow up wishing they had waited to start their careers, while others wouldn’t really change anything.

Here are 10 former child stars who wish they had grown up “normally”:


Keke Palmer told the Guardian: “I think it’s a children’s entertainer For real exploitative, because you don’t even know your limits yourself. And a lot of what you later imagine as a memory is actually a trauma.”


Mary-Kate Olsen told Marie Claire, “I look at old photos of me and I don’t feel connected to them at all. … I would never wish my upbringing on anyone…”


Reflecting on a trip he took home to Toronto after signing his record deal, Justin Bieber told GQ, “I was working so much as this young kid that I got really sad, and I missed my friends and I missed normalcy. And so me and my boyfriend hid my passport The record label freaks out and says, ‘You need the Today show next week and you can’t find your passport. “…But I was just going to do whatever it takes to just be normal at that point.”


Reflecting on the body shaming she was subjected to in the entertainment industry, Raven-Symoné told People, “I wish I lived like a younger person now. I probably wouldn’t have so many mental issues.”


In her memoirs I am glad my mother passed away, Jennette McCurdy explained that acting was never her choice, and she was forced into it by her mother. She wrote, “I started to hate fame by the time I turned 16, but now at 21, I despise it.”


Cole Sprouse told the New York Times, “When we talk about child stars going crazy, we’re not really talking about how fame is a trauma. … Since I’ve now gone through a second big round of this fame game as an adult I’ve noticed the same psychological effects that fame has on a group of young adults as I did when I was a kid. I just think people can hide it more easily when they’re older.”


Chloë Grace Moretz told Hunger that she first “became aware” of how famous she really was after walking the red carpet at age 18. experience that just went downhill. I felt really unwell afterwards. There was a complete shocking shift in my consciousness. I wondered who I was.’


That’s what Christy Carlson Romano told BuzzFeed News when she landed her Even Stevens role, she was devastated because she didn’t want to leave the life she’d built for herself in Connecticut. She said, “I never really worked out how that must have felt, but I know it was very traumatizing.”


At Cannes Lions, Demi Lovato said: “I wouldn’t start so young if I could do it again. I don’t regret anything, but it was hard to transition from a child star to a mainstream artist. It’s something that is very challenging.”


In an essay for People, Alyson Stoner wrote, “While traversing extreme ups and downs of global fame, hidden medical hospitalizations, artistic milestones, rapid maturation, and multi-layered abuse I wouldn’t wish on anyone, I narrowly survived the toddler-to-trainwreck pipeline.” in fact, nothing was designed to end…”Normal.” “Stable.” ‘Empathize.'”

And now here are nine former child stars who don’t regret their early start in Hollywood:


Alyssa Milano told Us Weekly, “I’m so thankful to be a child star, which has provided for my family. It’s not without its challenges, but I don’t think that’s unique to a kid’s stardom.”


Selena Gomez told GQ, “I chose this. So I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Oh my God, poor me, I didn’t have a normal childhood.’ i don’t give a [fuck] about that.”


During a lie detector test for Vanity Fair, Hilary Duff said she didn’t wish she had a more “normal” childhood. She said, “It’s not something I wish I could change, and it doesn’t happen very often.”


Aly Michalka told People, “Most child actors don’t have a sibling who experiences the same level of success at the same time. That gave us [Aly and her sister/bandmate AJ] much normal.”


7th Heaven Actor Beverley Mitchell told People, “Because I got to grow up with so many of these people, and I’m such a big part of their lives, and to hear them talk about watching the show with their grandma and having conversations , that’s really something special, and I feel like that’s a gift, and I’m so grateful for it So yes, I’m Lucy.


Discussing her fame with country music at age 13, LeAnn Rimes told People, “I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, but it’s my path, so I’ve accepted it and learned from it. I can really appreciate it at the moment — all of it.”


Christina Ricci told People, “I loved working. I loved being a kid with a talent. I loved being good at something. I loved all the positive reinforcement I got every day. I loved It was amazing to be able to use my imagination in a way that really made things. It was incredible to be able to do that so young.”


Miranda Cosgrove told Digital Spy she was “probably more protected than most just because [her] mom and dad are such a big part of it [her] life” and being close to her mother in particular “contributed a lot to a more positive experience.”


Ariel Winter was forced into acting from an early age by her mother, from whom she emancipated herself at the age of 17. made me who I am today.”

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