Aug 9, 2017

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5 Childhood Stars Who Have Had Troubled Lives

Macaulay CulkinBreaking into Hollywood and carving a commanding following from critics and fans is difficult for both kids and adults. For many children, their dreams of being famous actors, actresses or artistes will remain just that even after concerted efforts and money spent in training. Others of course fit in relatively easily based on their obvious talents or killer looks.

However, what baffles many is why some childhood stars who had graced our screens so gloriously end up following the destructive path. Should it be money, fame or compromise childhoods to be blamed for these trends?

Below are some famous stars whose lives did not turn out as expected:

1. Lindsay Lohan

She has had a fair share of run-ins with the law for a variety of reasons ranging from theft to driving under the influence. She even spent a day in jail in 2010 after failing a drug test. As a matter of fact, were it not for overcrowding in jails, she would have spent a lot more days locked up.

Lindsay burst into the limelight as a fashion model by the age of three and at 11 years, she was cast in a motion picture by Disney.

Lindsay Lohan is also known for her failed plastic surgery. To know more, you can read >> Plastic surgery gone wrong – The 75 worst plastic surgery stories ever

Lindsay Lohan

2. Drew Barrymore

Hers is a story of a child star who came from a troubled albeit famous background. The name Barrymore is linked to a number of famous, successful cinema actors. At only eleven years of age, Drew appeared in an advertisement and at 11; she was cast in one of Steven Spielberg’s works and quickly became a household name.

Her troubles with alcohol and drug abuse got her two stints in rehab. She started smoking cigarettes at the age of nine and did marijuana by the time she was 13. Luckily for her, she was able to turn things around and is now even a UN ambassador for hunger!

Drew Barrymore

3. Amanda Bynes

This is one of the most troubled Hollywood actresses who began acting at a shy age. In 1993, at only seven years, she appeared in “Buncha Crunch Candies” and her fame rose and rose afterward.

However, many people know her for her run-ins with law officers and mental health issues. She has even been found in possession of marijuana and people just wait to hear what her latest drama will be like.

Amanda Bynes

4. Britney Spears

She did all manner of crazy things during her troubled life and thankfully, she is back to her senses. From wearing funny wigs to smashing in a car with an umbrella and shaving all her hair, Britney experienced a short, but highly troubled stint.
She found herself in rehab and from there, things have been looking up for her.

Britney Spears

5. Macaulay Culkin

He was one of the highest paid actors in the 90’s and is most remembered for his epic success in “Home Alone”. There have been rumours that he was addicted to heroin after pictures of him looking gaunt surfaced online.

At one point, he even got arrested for having marijuana and set tongues wagging by dating Mila Kunis!

Macaulay Culkin

There are many more childhood stars who even died from their troubles. Perhaps the inability to transition to adulthood roles is to blame for their problems.