10 former child stars get candid about life in the limelight

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Being in the limelight is no easy task, especially if you’re a young star.

From Bella Thorne to Miley Cyrus, many child actors grow up and embark on their life paths in front of the public's eyes.

Here is what these celebs have had to say about being a young Hollywood star and what they've learned along the way.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne felt 'like a liar' during her child star days. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Bella Thorne, who rose to prominence through Disney Channel’s "Shake It Up" alongside Zendaya, soon shed the squeaky-clean, child star image in favor of an edgier and more mature persona following the end of her Disney days.


In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Thorne spoke on her beginnings and what led to her transition from child star to the adult media mogul that she is today.

"I wish I would have been true to myself," Thorne, 23, said when asked what she would change about her time with Disney. "When it came to filming, I would talk in a higher voice or do different things to make myself appear more innocent. It made me feel like a liar because I had to pretend to be someone I was not - even if it made me famous."

Thorne was 13 when "Shake It Up" debuted in 2010.

Miley Cyrus

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