The teenage crush of most Disney audiences, Cole Sprouse, opened up about the experiences that damage those who work as child stars. Especially speaking particularly about young women – in an interview with “The New York Times,” Cole talked about how female child stars are sexualized at a very young age.
Sprouse has been acting since the age of 6. Commencing with his cameo as a child on “Friends” as the son of Ross Gellar and then joining the cast of the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” Cole can currently be seen starring as the lead narrator in the Netflix series “Riverdale.” One of his latest works includes “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” starring Lana Condor and Noah Centenio.
While responding to a question, Sprouse explained that “My brother and I used to get quite a bit of, ‘Oh, you made it out! Oh, you’re unscathed!’ No. The young women on the channel we were on [Disney Channel] were so heavily sexualized from such an earlier age than my brother and I that there’s absolutely no way that we could compare our experiences. Every single person going through that trauma has a unique experience.”
Looking back at the earlier years of his career and his costars, Cole says that “When we talk about child stars going nuts, what we’re not actually talking about is how fame is a trauma. So I’m violently defensive against people who mock some of the young women who were on the channel when I was younger because I don’t feel like it adequately comprehends the humanity of that experience and what it takes to recover.”