5 Stars Who Warn Against Becoming Famous Too Young
Each with their own unique experience and idea of what it’s like to be in the spotlight, these 5 stars have all warned against becoming famous too young. With several child stars currently making headlines for their erratic and dysfunctional behavior as of late (Justin Bieber, Amanda Bynes, etc) it might make sense for aspiring celebs to hold off launching their careers until they’re ready to handle it. Some of these celebrities were child stars themselves while others just know that the pressure of fame is too great for a kid to deal with.
Robert thinks it’s important to experience life before fame: ”People don’t know how lonely you are. In any case, I feel fortunate because success didn’t reach me very young, at least, I had the opportunity to have a life before. When you become famous, it’s easy for some people to hate you just because you are famous. That’s why, sometimes, you beat yourself up.”
Jon thinks it’s too much to handle: “I think if you find crazy success at a very young age, then it can be quite dangerous. The road to celebrity is littered with people who got too much too soon and weren’t equipped to handle it.”
Alicia thinks it very difficult for those who are young and in the spotlight: ”It is hard to be famous when you are young, particularly if you did not have any plans. I wanted to become unfamous as fast as possible. I don’t want to come across as a victim. Fame brings money and I was able to buy a car at 18, a Ford Bronco, and buy a house a year later, which was a huge advantage. I did six movies back to back without a break which was a stupid thing to do.”
LeAnn says the industry isn’t the fairy tale it’s made out to be: ”I’d let [my own child] develop their talent but it’s important to let kids be kids. I wouldn’t encourage them to enter the industry at a young age. I’d be honest with them about what goes on – it’s not a fairy tale. Wanting to be a superstar is all very well but don’t believe the facade. Especially because it’s getting harder to get into the industry anyway.”
Miley tells kids not to start off too early: “People are like, ‘What’s your advice to young people that want to be actors?’ And I’m like, ‘Don’t do it’, because you need to enjoy being a kid. People don’t realise, but with so many responsibilities you hold an entire company on your back.”