Disney Star Rebels Against ‘Disney Image’ – Says, She’s A ‘Wild Child’ (Good Luck With That)

Since nobody showed her there is a good kind of rebellion, she defaulted to the self-destructive kind.

Rebellion is good. It’s that urge to throw off the shackles of societal stupidity. That urge is why so many kids get caught up in one cause or another.

But this story might shed some insight on why kids who get thrust into the spotlight, specifically the Disney one, seem so hellbent on their own destruction.

Have you heard of ‘Bella Thorne’?

She’s following that same Miley Cyrus trajectory, going out of her way to get as far as she can from that ‘good girl’ reputation that Disney cultivates.

She’s out of control, people are saying. (Apparently.)

So one filmmaker followed along with her for several weeks to find out for herself, filming ‘Bella’.

Bella is part of and parcel with Thorne’s strategic re-branding. Even director Jones had bought the “Bella Thorne, loose cannon” hype, and was wary of embarking on a project documenting an ex-child star’s unraveling. “I almost passed on this job due to my preconceptions about Bella,” admits Jones. “But upon meeting her, I was immediately struck by her compassion and intelligence, and forced to question why I’d had the beliefs about her I did. That was the story I wanted to tell,” she adds. “I wanted to challenge the audience’s assumptions and lay bare the truth of a remarkably savvy young woman as she comes of age.” Jones goes on to note that, after six weeks as a fly on the wall in the highly eccentric Thorne household—yes, there are that many cats—she “left with a tear in her eye.”
Source: Vogue

Speaking about her Disney role:

‘I love Rachel McAdams, but I’m not Rachel McAdams,’ she says. ‘I like the darker things. I like the gritty things. I like movies that feel uncomfortable, because that is what life is.

‘It’s why I go out of my way to do the s**t that I do that people are like, oh that’s crazy or that’s whoa, that’s this. Well, that’s me,’ she adds.
Source: DailyMail

Bella agrees that she was constantly being told to dress and speak in a certain way. When she got older, she was terrified about the media finding out about her romantic relationships. However, after she turned 18, she realized it didn’t matter.

‘I was kissing my boyfriend and someone was video recording us, and I was like “Hey, come up to me and ask for a photo. But I can’t have this out. Something like this could be very, very bad for me,”‘ she said.
Source: DailyMail

When it occurred to her that she’s an adult, and that getting ‘caught’ kissing really didn’t matter anymore, she felt ‘free’.

That moment made her realize that she can do what she wants, which has led her to make it a point to reveal her ‘grittier side.’
Bella says receives backlash and has been dubbed a ‘wild child’ because she smokes marijuana and came out as a bisexual, but she believes she is held to an ‘unfair standard.’
‘100 per cent of everything I do is like, honestly, not that big of a deal. It’s hard to be yourself,’ she explains. ‘I like to switch it up.’
Source: DailyMail


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