actors get a bad rap, and it’s certainly deserved to a certain extent.
Consider, as Exhibit A, the rehab regular Lindsay Lohan. Or as exhibit B, driving
maniac Amanda Bynes.
let’s not have a few bad apples poison the barrel, because here’s a reality
check: Many child stars turn out perfectly all right. And we’ve got plenty of
proof, as E!
Online makes clear in a recent story.
instance: Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake both started out in The
Mickey Mouse Club, and have since grown up to win numerous awards.
few other notable examples:
Gosling got his big break at age 12 on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club before
making women swoon in movies like The Notebook and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Duff started out on the Disney Channel and got her first big break at 11 in Casper Meets Wendy. She dated NHL player Mike Comrie until the two wed in
2010 and gave birth to a child in 2012.
Foster started acting at the young age of 7 and was nominated for an Academy Award
by 14. She graduated from Yale and had two kids.
Portman made her movie debut at 12, then graduated from Harvard and is also a
happily married mom.
actors who turn out fine might not make for great Perez Hilton fun-poking
fodder, but we think it’s worth reminding everyone that living in the spotlight
of Hollywood doesn’t necessarily mess up kids. Parents do, remember?