People usually associate Disney with wholesome entertainment and the company usually boasts a line-up of adorable kids to win the hearts of everyone in America. While these kids are merely playing roles, audiences expect them to be Hannah Montana or Troy Bolton in real life ever after many years. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that these once innocent faces are now on the front cover of magazines for their provocative acting roles, scandals, and controversies. Check them out here…
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Cyrus looks drastically different now compared to her image as Hannah Montana. It’s certainly obvious that the former Disney star wants to be seen in a new light. Perhaps, it started with that cover she did for Vanity Fair. Afterwards, she started to comment on her love life with then fiancee Liam Hemsworth publicly. Her radical hairstyle and revealingly charged music videos attribute to her more “mature” image. People will never forget her AMA performance with Robin Thicke.
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The leading lady of the High School Musical trilogy recently starred in the mature film Spring Breakers. It wasn’t the first time she starred in a film with controversial themes. There’s certainly nothing wrong with taking daring and serious roles. However, Hudgens gained infamy after her photo scandal in 2007. The good news is that Disney didn’t drop her from the HSM roster. We haven’t heard anything bad lately about her personal life, so let’s hope she continues to stay scandal free.
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Before his Hollywood stardom, LaBeouf won our hearts as Louis Stevens in Even Stevens. He seemed to be keeping it together after Transformers launched his career. Sadly, LaBeouf kept making headlines for numerous physical altercations and incidents involving alcohol. It probably doesn’t help his image when he wears a paper bag during events too.
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Lohan is a recognizable child star especially for her role in the movie Parent Trap. However, she did star in Disney films Life-Size and Get a Clue. Lohan has been embroiled in scandals, rehab stints, and legal troubles for several years now. She was even arrested and had to spend time in jail for her numerous offenses. Quite recently she revealed that she had a miscarriage and unfortunately there’s talk that she might be making it up to avoid being penalized since she cited it as a reason for her court absences.
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The former Wild Cat shocked fans around the world when reports surfaced that he recently entered rehab for drug addiction. Not much is known about his drug use and that’s a good thing. Publicizing it might make it even worse. Numerous articles say friends close to him think he’s been “doing great” after rehab. Hopefully, Efron doesn’t have to go back to rehab again.
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Unlike everyone else here, Hathaway is pretty mum on her private life and the only scandal she was linked to was related to her ex fiancee’s illegal activities (she was cleared by the FBI). However, she did shock fans when she immediately starred in the controversial film Havoc when Princess Diaries was still fresh in everyone’s minds. Afterwards, she also starred in Ang Lee’s film Brokeback Mountain. Her current mature roles are certainly a far cry from her image in Disney films, and it’s a good thing especially since she does a better job of steering scandal than other Disney alums.
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In case you forgot, Britney Spears was once a member of the Mickey Mouse club with many other celebrities. She certainly has her own share of edgy music videos throughout her career, but that didn’t really change people’s perceptions of her. She started gaining infamy a few years ago when she was on a downward spiral with her head shaving incident, paparazzi attacking, rehab stints, and tumultuous marriages. The good news is that she seems to have bounced back from it though.
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The former Sonny With A Chance and Camp Rock star entered rehab a few years ago for a number of issues. She had been struggling with eating disorders, self-harm, and anger management. It was once reported that she hit one of her back-up dancers in anger. We’ve got to give Kudos to Lovato though for being upfront about her problems and being vocal about it to help young girls who are dealing with the same issues.
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You might remember her as Marissa Cooper from The O.C, but she was a Disney girl once when she starred in the movie A Ring of Endless Light. A few years ago she was arrested for a DUI and suspicion of possessing a narcotic. She had a string of misdemeanors for quite a while, but she’s been out of the limelight recently trying to put her life back on track.
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Gomez might not have the number of offenses as the others in the list, but she’s been quite troubled lately. She checked into rehab for an unspecified reason. However, she maintains that it was not for substance abuse. The former wizard has also been tangled in several controversies with the Kardashians and Justin Bieber. Her recent role alongside Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers also highlight how different her career is going to be.
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