For some stars, the career start was too early. Disney stars, in particular, repeatedly report a traumatic childhood. Now Alyson Stoner talks about the harsh industry and its mental problems.
Disney: It’s That Hard Life As A Child Star
Another actress revealed how difficult it is to be famous at a young age and talks about her trauma of growing up as a child star. Recently, singer and actress Demi Lovato spoke about her past and how amazing it was to grow up as a Disney star in her new documentary series “Dancing with the Devil.” The kids used to be high pressured and asked a lot of them. Making mistakes was forbidden, and everything had to work. They often lacked everyday life and knew nothing other than the Disney Channel world with their fellow actors of the same age. But how does it have to be drilled all your life? What are the consequences? Another well-known artist talked about her tough childhood, the trauma she gained, and her diagnosed illnesses.
Disney’s “Camp Rock” Star Alyson Stoner In Real Talk
In addition to Demi Lovato, Alyson Stoner was also in the Disney Channel Kids’ Club. Alongside Demi and the Jonas Brothers, she was one of Disney’s “Camp Rock “actors. And she has also appeared in productions such as “Step Up,” “Cheaper by Dozen,” or “Drake & Josh.” At the tender age of six, Alyson had her first casts, acting roles, and was in front of the camera. At the age of 27, she looks back on her previous career and talks about traumatic events that led to an eating disorder, depression, and a distorted self-image.
“I remember my first audition. I came into the white, clean audition room, and a strange man was standing there. The production company stipulated that I was a little girl who would be kidnapped and raped. We played a scene where I hid under a chair and cried a lot. Then I got up with fear inside me, wiped away my tears, and thanked the authors for the time,” said the actress. That alone sounds very disturbing and blatant, but it goes further.
“After that, I sat in the car, and at first, I didn’t even realize how scared that had just scared me and what to think of it. I didn’t have much time to think about it either because my mom and I were already on our way to the second casting on the way. It was a princess toy ad,” said Alyson Stoner.
Her childhood was formative and led to mental problems. Alyson developed an eating disorder and struggled with depression for a long time. Now she can talk about this time and would like to help other young artists with her experiences. In her three-part written work “The toddler to trainwreck pipeline,” the young actress goes into more detail about the whole Hollywood system and her traumatic childhood.