Most child actors go through that. Unless you can transition into an adult star, your career is over.
Everything is a rejection of you, not your product, or your script, or a cosmetic. It's you.
I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
Drugs won't enhance your performance.
Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles I had up until then were very sweet and very nice.
I've played killers, crazies, and really bad people.
You put yourself on the line as a performer, and when people reject you, it's a personal rejection.
You have to work in this business on your own terms. Don't sell out for money, fame, or notoriety.
I feel bad about a lot of the movies I see that teach kids that if they do bad, they'll win.
I lost agents and managers because I turned down big movies that were smutty.
I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye, knowing I didn't sleep with them, or do drugs with them.
Once you sell yourself, it's over. You've got nothing left.
You've got to hang on to who you are, what you are. Don't let anyone take it from you.
At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work.
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