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.
From Miley Cyrus & Zac Efron to Haley Joel Osment
Hayden Panettiere For Dooney & Bourke
Celebrity Mock PSAs
Your Vote, Your Choice by Hayden Panettiere
Wal-Mart Gets Cool?
Young Hollywood Open Road Campaign
Virtual Charity Kettles
Digital Salvation Army Kettles Endorsed by Jonas Brothers
Premature Broadway Closures
Haley Joel Osment's 'American Buffalo' to End Early?
Sexual Harassment by Hayden Panettiere
VIP Eco Snubs
Hayden Panettiere Fails to Recruit Young Voters
Miley Cyrus Calls Your Teen
Hannah Montana Back to School Phone Calls
Teen Stars Immortalized in Wax
From Zac Efron to the Jonas Brothers
Hollywood's Fresh Faces
Vanity Fair Annual Hollywood 2008 Issue
Period Piece Music Videos
Camilla Belle in Jonas Brothers “Lovebug” Clip
Multi-Year Charity Contracts
Jonas Brothers Partner With Bayer Diabetes Care
Fashion Branded Music Videos
Hayden Panettiere in Candie's for "Wake Up Call"
Sequined Red Carpet Fashion
Hayden Panettiere Declares Herself in Shiny Style
Vanessa Hudgens Sued for $5 Million by Former Manager
Diabetes on Disney
Controversial ‘Hannah Montana' Season Premiere Axed
Miley Cyrus for Safe Sex Promotion?
LifeStyles Condoms Hopes So!
Harry Potter Couture
Emma Watson in Harper's Bazaar
Miley Cyrus (Ironically) Wants to Re-Make Sex and the City
Fashionable Male Teen Stars
Zac Efron for Teen Vogue
Disney Goes Bollywood
Cheetah Girls One World
Harry Potter Bares His Butt, Controversy Ensues
Transitioning Teen Stars
Zac Efron Covers EW Photo Issue
Young Hollywood Photo Shoots
'Hollywood's New Wave' in Vanity Fair
Daniel Radcliffe's Wand Remains Unseen in Equus
Fashionable Teen Stars
Kristen Stewart Covers Teen Vogue
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) Sexifies his Image
Stripping Celebs of Youth
Miley Cyrus for Controversial Vanity Fair Spread
Harry Potter Fashion Shoots
Emma Watson in Vogue Italia
Teenage Stars as Drag Queens
Daniel Radcliffe Asipirations in Details
Controversial Disney Stars
Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical 3
Vanessa Hudgens' Dirty Photos Don't Stop Disney
Will This Launch Her Career?
Controversial Male Teen Stars
Daniel Radcliffe Nude in Vogue September 2008