Hollywood Keeps Getting ‘Hollyweirder’
Why child stars eventually go insane according to one insider
The stars of Hollywood keep getting stranger by the minute. It seems like every other week there’s another one spiraling out of control. Was it Britney who started it all? How could anyone forget the umbrella-swinging, shaved-head, troubled pop star’s meltdown? We witnessed the inexplicable antics of Amanda Bynes, who was later diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and now most recently Shia LaBeouf, who’s making headlines everywhere for his bizarre “seagulls” press conference, gracing the red carpet with a brown paper bag over his head that read, “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” and for his super weird (and disturbing) L.A. art show. Could it be the pressure to stay relevant by any means necessary?
Ex child-star Mara Wilson, the precocious cutie from Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, says the reason why many child stars break down later in life is because they didn’t have the freedom to act out when they were kids.
“When everyone else their age was getting detention for flipping off teachers or getting grounded for breaking curfew, Disney and Viacom and Fox were doing everything they could to ensure that their adorable little props weren’t causing trouble and costing them millions of dollars,” Wilson said, “But when they get older, they have more freedom. They also have money and little to no experience making decisions for themselves, so their rebellions are going to be on a much larger scale. The whole world will see it. And if there’s one thing the whole world loves, it’s a public breakdown,” she added.
However, there is hope and a host of child stars who made it to adulthood just fine, like our girls Tatyana Ali and Raven Symone, and SNL funny man Kenan Thompson to name a few. While we hope it’s just ‘rebellion,’ Shia we wish you well.