Child stars often get too overwhelmed being in the industry, having access to a lot of their own money and that sometimes can lead them on wrong paths. Some of them start abusing drunks, alcohol, and some go even as far as breaking laws. We still have love for them but it’s just so shocking how fast they grow up sometimes.
We have 10 of them here, to remind you of that shock.
1. Jake T. Austin
Don’t you remember the cute, chubby kid from the Two And A Half Men? He was the sweetest boy ever, but since leaving the show in 2015, he let himself go completely. Isn’t that a shame for a good actor like him?
2. Amanda Bynes
She hit every headline for getting in trouble with the law. She has been taking drugs and having mental health issues. She aged badly because of the unhealthy lifestyle.
3. Clint Howard
Clint became famous when he was playing in Leon in the Andy Griffith Show. Since he grew up playing creepy guys in movies, he looks nothing like the cute kid anymore.
4. Danny Bonaduce
After his role as Danny Patridge on the hit sitcom, he became a big shot child. When he left the show in 1974, he became a drug addict and suffered from depression after a long line of failed relationships.
5. Edward Furlong
He played as John Connor In Terminator 2. While growing up, he had a lot of problems with the law and developed bad drug habits that destroyed his looks and his career as well.
6. Jake Lloyd
You remember the cute kid who played as the Young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars The Phantom Menace in 1999. His looks and his acting career went down growing up as he was arrested after a crazy car chase while drunk in South Carolina, 2015. Dark side much?
7. Lark Voorhies
Don’t we just love the adorable Lisa Turtle on Saved By Bell? Well, she wasn’t quite happy with her look so had a lot of plastic surgeries and now her face looks… well not the way we imagined when she was a kid.
8. Jeremy Miller
The Jeremy that appeared on the hit sitcom Growing Pains is not cute anymore. Not the child star he was while ago.
9. Haley Joel Osment
His looks faded after became famous for playing the role of Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense. This is a good picture, though.
10. Macaulay Culkin
Home Alone would never be the same without him. But, fame and money ruined him, kind of. He had a lot of problems with drug addiction. Even though he is now clean and trying to get some acting jobs, his career never fully recovered.
You can also check out the video down below to see how much they changed.