10 Stars Who Look Completely Different Now
Being a child-star is a dream for many kids and their parents. For some it can turn into a life long career (just ask the Olsen twins!) and for others, it doesn’t pan out quite the same. The industry can taint the best of kids, and the pressure to remain on top is simply unattainable for many. Whether a symptom of genetics and aging, or a lifetime under the spotlight and career pressures that many don’t even have until adulthood, many child stars don’t age so well, making them almost unrecognizable to the face that made them famous.
10. Jake Lloyd
After some smaller roles in child-acting, Jake Lloyd landed every young boy’s dream job, the role of “Anakin Skywalker” in Star Wars : Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. While Jake took on the iconic role of a young Darth Vader at the tender age of 8, he retired from acting at only 12. He went on to later say in an interview that his “life was a living hell” from Star Wars, and he was bullied by kids noting, “They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad.” He also reportedly destroyed all of his Star Wars memorabilia. Guess he does have a little Vader in him after all. However, he’d hardly be recognizable these days, as he looks nothing like his once adorable self.
9. Angus T. Jones
Angus starred as “Jake Harper,” aka the half man of Two and a Half Men. Angus joined the show when he was only 10 years old, and at age 17 became the highest paid child actor in television, reportedly earning $300,000 an episode. Then, after what he called a “religious awakening,” he posted a video asking viewers, “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men, I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.” He left the show at the end of the 10th season. Nowadays he is looking quite a bit different from the face we all knew for 10 years on television, even if it wasn’t all that long ago.