With Lindsay Lohan off to rehab for the fifth time, we had to get Hollywood’s reaction to her obvious failure. We asks stars like Alyssa Milano, Candace Cameron, and Corey Feldman how they grew up in the limelight without turning out like Lilo.
We also asked other celebs like Michael Chiklis and Holly Robinson Peete what they would say to Lindsay if they were one of her parents. Here’s what they had to say.
Candace Cameron, who starred on Full House for eight years, never found herself in trouble. “I don’t know anything about going to jails,” she said bluntly. “So I don’t have any advice for her. I wish her all the best and I hope this is what she’ll need to get her on the right path.”
Alyssa Milano was a child star on Who’s The Boss, but says she grew up in a very normal household. “I kind of feel like everyone is on their own path. Growing up in this business is hard but it shouldn’t be your identity,” Milano told us. “The people that struggle in this industry would have struggled no matter what they did in life. If they were in college right now they would be struggling one way or another. I don’t think the business does it to kids. I think families, you know the way you grow up does it to kids.
“I had the best circumstance in the world, my parents have been married for 42 years, I started acting when I was seven and my parents gave me this really strong foundation. I was able to come home and have dinner. My mom cooked dinner every night, it was very normal and it was still hard growing up in this business. They instilled sort of priorities, what was important in life and I think that really saved me.”
Corey Feldman thinks being young in Hollywood is a tragedy waiting to happen. He himself struggled with drug addiction. “I don’t encourage people to start in this business before they are old enough to make the decision to do so. I think it’s pretty important that kids try to stay away from stardom before being 18 years old,” said Feldman.
Feldman continued, "I encourage parents to keep their kids out of the business before they are old enough to make the decision for themselves. Strictly because its usually not the kids themselves that have the problem its the parents; they lose sight of what is important.”
Holly Robinson Peete really feels for Lindsay. She told us, “I feel really bad for her. I really do. I feel as though she has people around her that are not able to get her to understand what is going on in her life. It’s one of those rock bottom scenarios. I say prayers for her at night. I really do feel she is a really lost soul. I wish her the best.”
Eva La Rue thinks Lilo should have been let out early from jail. “I think that is more tragic than how badly she has fallen down the rabbit hole,” she said. “I think it’s more tragic that they let her out of jail than…the only place for her to think things through is kind of in jail.”
Michael Chicklis believes Lindsay will make a comeback. “She is young, we are all entitled to make some mistakes,” he said. “She needs to get people around her that really care about her so that she can get to herself and heal herself. So she can move on with her life and what is important.”
All great pieces of advice! Now it’s a matter of whether Lindsay will consider listening to people for a change! Time will tell!