Cole Sprouse is looking back on his Disney Channel days in a way that most haven’t — with gratefulness.
“The show gave me a profound work ethic,” he shared about both The Suite Life series with TheLast magazine. “I never missed a day of work in the eight years I was there, and it really taught me to push myself and drive myself.”
However, Cole says that acting on Disney is an entirely different kind of acting: “The danger of being on a show like that for eight years is that you lose purpose.
“Continuing the show is oftentimes the most dangerous thing to do as an actor because purpose is the currency for quality work as an actor.”
The Riverdale star also shared what he really thinks of some Disney stars who went to the extreme to reinvent themselves.
“It’s one of those things that gets written off as humorous when you watch a child entertainer try to redefine themselves, but it can be an intense identity crisis,” he shared. “I think in our modern society we have a much greater understanding of the importance of personal identity and how we see ourselves and I’m hoping that over time people latch onto the fact that this hurts people and they have a little more respect for something like that.”
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