In light of Amanda Bynes's recent arrest, one former child star is speaking out about why child actors have a tendency to get into trouble later in life. You may remember Mara Wilson as the adorable 6-year-old who made your heart melt in "Mrs. Doubtfire." But after starring in movies as a kid, she stepped out of the limelight to attend New York University, a choice she made because she "knew [she] didn't want to be famous." In an article published Tuesday on Cracked.com, Mara writes of the early pitfalls of stardom, saying, "Not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane, and at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns."
So why do child stars fall apart? Mara breaks it down into seven reasons based on her knowledge and experiences. Read on for the highlights ...Read More »from Why Child Stars ‘Go Crazy,’ From the Perspective of Insider Mara Wilson