Hayden Panettiere covers the latest issue of Nylon Magazine and she touches upon a subject that is often at the center of issues with child stars.
She explains that the transition from child star to adult actor is one that’s not easy to make, explaining, “Making the transition from being a child actor to an adult was tough. When I was a kid, it was just instincts, instincts, instincts. It never crossed my mind that acting wouldn't work out. But when I'd grown up enough to start questioning myself, I started worrying and doubting."
She also adds that she has to make sure to put everything into perspective and to not take things on the Internet to heart, saying, “I've had to learn how to be strong and put things in perspective. I remember being 16 years old and bending over in a camera shop and a guy took a picture of me from behind and said that I had cellulite. It traumatized me. I would look things up [online] and regret it every time, so I had to learn to put things in perspective.”
Hayden’s not the only one who’s had to deal with issues like this, considering that most child stars experience the same difficulties growing up. If you want an example of what happens when the child doesn’t manage to deal with it, you don’t need to look further than Lindsay Lohan. Hayden’s always seemed mature so it’s good to see that she hasn’t ever fallen victim to the child star trap, and she’s made solid choices in her acting career as she progressed out of the kid role stage.