It is commonly known that those with skill who become famous when they are young or in their teens may find it difficult to adjust to life in the spotlight. Hollywood is challenging for grownups and even more so for young people.
The focus of this week’s email is that some former child stars not only survive, but even prosper. Some people can recall Ryan Gosling‘s time as a Mouseketeer.
Gosling was cast in “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” in 1993 when he was 12 years old. He is currently starring as Ken in the highly anticipated “Barbie” movie, but thirty years ago, he was performing and dancing alongside other artists, including fellow Mouseketeers Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera, whose careers have since continued to flourish.
Speaking of musical celebrities, Beyoncé, who was just nine when she participated on “Star Search” with the group that would become the forerunner to Destiny’s Child, and Selena Gomez are both enjoying tremendous summers. Selena Gomez was also a Disney child star.
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While Gomez’s third season of the popular Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building” (with Meryl Streep this time around) is set to premiere on August 8, Queen Bey is now dominating the world with her “Renaissance” tour.
This summer is also Keke Palmer’s, whose fame peaked this week after she appeared to have been “mom-shamed” for the attire she wore to an Usher concert.
However, Palmer, who originally became well-known as a child on Nickelodeon, was unconcerned. She admitted to The Cut that she attributes becoming a mother to her current “big boss era.” Before she was Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker was a Broadway kid.
She made her debut as a youngster in “The Innocents” prior to going on to star in “Annie” in the late 1970s. Parker was also part of the short-lived cult sitcom from 1982, “Square Pegs.” Her husband, Matthew Broderick, got into acting as a teen. Though he was in his twenties when he filmed the role, Broderick will forever be – to me and most everyone else – the most awesome of teen heroes: Ferris Bueller.
The movie about his incredible “Day Off” is one I like to rewatch every year for the sheer joy of it.
According to Broadwayworld.com, the couple and Julie Andrews were recently chosen for Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Bay Street Theatre & Sag Harbour Centre for the Arts in New York.
I adore how well-regarded they are for their enormous collection of work. (Additionally, they have shared the spotlight since being married in 1997.)
And with that, our theme is still in full swing.