April 24, 2012 Leave a comment
I was watching an old 1995 interview of Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady of The Brady Bunch fame) and she had an insight into child stardom that hadn’t occurred to me, that for some it might be easier to be younger.
OLSEN: People say “It must have been so strange for you. You were so young and to go through all this fame.” I said I’m glad that I was that young because it would have been a lot worse to go through puberty and be formulating your thoughts about yourself and have such a strange life. I found it’d maybe warp you a little.
Of course, that presumes that one is famous very young and then it stops. For someone who gets famous very young and then it continues as they’re a teenager, all bets are off.