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A former actor who starred in "College of Rock" on the age of 10 is talking out in regards to the troubling downsides of fame.
Rivkah Reyes performed the function of bass participant Katie within the 2003 movie starring Jack Black. Practically one 12 months after publishing an essay about turning into an addict after experiencing bullying and being hypersexualized at a younger age, the actor is discussing the similarities they really feel to Britney Spears.
Reyes, who makes use of the gender-neutral pronouns they/them, revealed in an interview with The New York Publish that they skilled undesirable consideration and even criticism after returning to high school after wrapping "College of Rock."
"Particularly after manufacturing wrapped, once I first got here again to high school, folks have been very nice or actually imply. There was no center floor," they stated. "I used to be actually adopted across the college with folks chanting 'College of Rock.'"
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Rivkah Reyes performed the function of bass participant Katie within the 2003 movie starring Jack Black.
Of their 2019 essay, Reyes recalled turning into a "raging addict" and turning to medication, intercourse, alcohol, meals, self-harm to outlive the ages of 14 to 24. They defined the worry that their performing profession had "peaked at 10 years outdated."
In likening their expertise to Spears, Reyes admits to beforehand feeling "unsafe current" because of over-the-top followers. The previous baby star additionally claimed to have been sexualized after they have been underage. They recalled studying message boards from older males on-line who stated they could not "wait 'til she's 18."
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Reyes remembered feeling the necessity to land an even bigger half simply so their friends would "cease calling you Katie."
Britney Spears' conservatorship drama involving her father, Jamie Spears, has been magnified in current weeks because of the launch of the 'Framing Britney Spears' documentary.
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They described their expertise after filming the function to being "sort of parallel with Britney's."
Final month, the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary shone a lightweight on the bullying Spears was topic to as a pop star rising up within the highlight. The New York Occasions program additionally led followers of the star to communicate out towards Justin Timberlake and Diane Sawyer for the best way they handled the pop star previously, whereas it is also contributed to these calling for Spears to be launched from her conservatorship.
Reyes since they've now been sober for 4 years. They instructed the outlet they've since gotten again into performing, writing for tv and has a keenness for tarot card studying and music. Regardless of the turbulent adolescent years they confronted, Reyes nonetheless has nothing however type phrases to share about working with Black and their expertise within the movie.
"It was nothing however love and assist," Reyes stated. "I've by no means misplaced gratitude for that, or want that I wasn’t a part of it."
Melissa Roberto covers leisure at Foxnews.com. You'll be able to attain her at Melissa.Roberto@fox.com.