Georgie Henley Gets Real About The Transition From Child Star to Adult Actor in Series of Tweets

Georgie Henley Gets Real About The Transition From Child Star to Adult Actor in Series of Tweets

Georgie Henley is probably best known as Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia movies, and in a recent series of tweets is getting honest about the transition from child star to adult actor and the pressure young stars are put under.

Taking part in a theatre Q&A, the 23-year-old actress explained just how much pressure young stars are under to succeed beyond child stardom and how the media expects them to fail.

“I was asked what is the biggest difference between being a ‘child actor’ + acting as an adult – I said that when you’ve acted as a child and you continue to act as an adult, for some reason people want you to fail,” she explains.

Georgie continues, “Children who act are often hailed as wunderkinds, and put on a pedestal due to technical or emotional capabilities supposedly beyond their years. But as a society there is nothing more we love than to tear down those who are flourishing.

The story of the ‘Disney kid gone off the rails’ is a self-perpetuating cycle. The more we expect these kids to fail and fuck up, the more pressure they’re facing and the more likely they are to crumble.”

“INSTEAD let’s remember these are still children, going through whatever they need to go through to become whatever they’re going to be. Let them go through it without the microscope we force upon them.”

Read her tweets below:

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