If adult stars are supposed to be hot and sexy, child stars are supposed to be the cutest things you’ve seen in your entire life. Remember that kid from Stuart Little, Jonathan Lipnicki? He was like a real-life Pixar character. Also, remember Dylan and Cole Sprouse in Big Daddy with Adam Sandler? They were the young Hollywood equivalent of little beagle puppies who’ve just learned to howl.
And if you’ve ever wondered why the term ‘cute’ is used for both adorable, “Oh, I just wanna smoosh you up!” organisms and also for people you’re attracted to, it might be because cute kids typically turn into attractive adults. Check out Dylan and Cole Sprouse today (this is just one of them, we don’t know which one, but we can only assume the other looks more or less the same) and look at what Jonathan Lipnicki, after looking like this for a few years, eventually turned into (he done Nick Jonas’ed us!)
If you’re dying of curiosity about which beloved, adorable child actors turned out to be total trainwrecks once their pre-pubescent cuteness wore off look no further. TheRichest has compiled a list of 10 instances of cute kid actors transforming into graceless grown-ups.
10 Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones got his start playing a centaur/ merman/ mudblood on Two and a Half Men (get it? Cuz he was playing a half man?) When the show started, he was immediately praised for his impossible-not-to-love chubby cheeks and his high-pitched voice. Fast forward ten years, one “WINNING” breakdown, and Charlie Sheen being replaced with Ashton Kutcher , and Angus T. Jones had gone from adorable little kid to full grown troll man. In 2012, he was in a YouTube video where he asked people to boycott the show, saying: “"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't. I'm not okay with what I'm learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show." He then parted ways with the show to find the Seventh Day Adventist God, although it looks to us like homeboy went full Amish.
9 Haley Joel Osment
8 Jodie Sweetin
7 Amanda Bynes
6 Mara Wilson
5 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is only 29 and she already looks like a MILF. Megan Fox is 29 and she’s still as luminous as ever. Remember Lindsay Lohan in the Parent Trap, where she played one American twin and another American twin but with the worst British accent ever? She was so cute back then, with her butt-length flaming-red hair and her lovable freckles. What happened? Well, for one the stresses and excesses of fame. Years of hard partying and getting arrested for drunk driving can take a real toll on a person’s youthful glow. So although it’s hard to say Lindsay Lohan looks busted, because she’s so naturally beautiful, we’ll just say that she aged hastily and with a complete lack of grace.
4 Macaulay Culkin
3 Steven Anthony Lawrence
2 Danny Pintauro
1 Jaimee Foxworth
Another adorable kid from a 1980s sitcom, this time it’s Family Matters’ Jaimee Foxworth, who, instead of turning to drugs like Pintauro and Sweetin, turned to hardcore triple-X porn to handle to inevitable downturn of her career. That’s right, under the adult pseudonym Crave, she starred in 2000’s Booty Talk 20: Super Fine Sistas! and in 2011’s Chillin' With Jake Steed's Freaks, Whoes & Flows 25, two titles having nothing to do with the ultra family-friendly show that spawned Steve Urkel and his ubiquitous catchphrase: “Did I do that?” (Weird that Steve Urkel, Jaleel White IRL, didn’t turn to anything, being probably the most pigeon-holed actor of all time.)
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, DailyMail, Mirror, HuffingtonPost, People
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