Parenting - Behaviour | 0-18 yrs

6 Child Celebrities Who Couldn't Handle The Pressure Of Success


Everybody dreams of achieving fame and success. For some these become a reality at a very young age when the movies they are cast in become blockbusters.

With the stardom, also comes a lot of money. While most children their age are busy playing in parks, these young actors find themselves attending award ceremonies with some of the industry's biggest stars.

While this may sound very glamorous, it can also be extremely difficult to deal with for a child. Gaining so much fame and money at such a young age unsettles some child stars. They don't get the space and time they need to grow up like most children their age.

All these, and more, lead some of the child stars towards adopting habits like substance abuse to solve their problems. From then, it rarely works out well.

Swipe through the clips of our ClipBook to know about some troubled former child stars.


The Child Performer

Who doesn't like to be famous and successful. However, getting ahead of others isn't easy, and we have to spend years preparing to climb the ladder of success. But, with some, this is not the case. They achieve eminence and prosperity very early i...

Macaulay Culkin

Remember the Home Alone movie series from the 1990s? Well, Macaulay Culkin was the child star who played the leading role in the series. Sadly, his life has gone downhill from there. His fame affected his parents as well. They got into a serious c...

Edward Furlong

If you've watched the Terminator movies, then you would surely remember a young Edward Furlong starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. After his initial success though, life didn't go so well for him. A series of arrests, alcoholism and substanc...

Haley Joel Osment

Surely you remember M Night Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense'. Haley Joel Osment was the young boy who starred in the movie alongside Bruce Willis. But, like so many other child stars, Osment struggled as he grew up. In 2006, he was driving under the ...

Jake Lloyd

Jake Lloyd was only 10 years old when he was cast alongside stalwarts like Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman in the 1999 prequel to Star Wars. But, after that, it has been a rough ride. He was never able to the experience the same lev...

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes rose to fame with shows like Nickelodeon's "All That" and "The Amanda Show" during the 1990s. However, later on, she began making headlines for all the wrong reasons. From being accused of drunken driving to posting objectionable twee...

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been starring in movies ever since 1998, when she was just 12 years old. She gained much fame for her role in 'Mean Girls', which released in 2004. Sadly though, the unhealthy lifestyle of Hollywood got to her. Over the years, sh...

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