Haley Joel Osment is the latest Hollywood star trying to break away from his kid and teenage image into adult stardom.
We’ve seen many young stars take different approaches to achieve such transformation, from shady PR moves that involve leaking scandalous private photos to choosing controversial roles that shatter the previous innocent kid image. Daniel Radcliffe chose the latter approach with his decision to star in Equus, a play about a guy in love his horse. The role involved the teenage wizard performing naked in front of a live audience.
Instead of taking the scandalous Disney route, Haley Joel Osment took the Harry Potter approach by starring as a young heroin addict in a Broadway revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo at the Belasco Theatre. However, Osment’s effort is facing the danger of premature failure as the production is being threatened to close after its first week.
After taking a look at the cluster below, one comes up with the conclusion that in order to successfully transition from being a teenage star, you have to shed your clothes, whether it is by leaking private pictures or by choosing a role that require nudity. Skin is in.
40 Unique Examples of Teen Hollywood
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Published: Nov 23, 2008