Last night I found out that Corey Haim,one of favourite child actors died at the age of 38. It's sad that most child actors start with a bright,promising future ahead of them and then they fall into drugs and their career and everything is ruined. I guess it must be really hard for a kid to deal with fame and all the pressure that most people deal when they're adults and still find it hard. One minute you're the cute talented kid and the next minute you have to quickly grow up and become the teen hearthrob.You have to give interviews and talk about yourself and your career in front of thousands of people at an age when most people don't even know what they want to do in their lives. You're suddenly in an adult's world and you have to learn to act like one and try really hard not to disappoint anyone.
Corey got his first role at the age of 10 at a comedy TV Series The Edison Twins which ran from 1982 through until 1986. After that he started getting parts in Hollywood films alongside Robert Downy Jr.,Sarah Jessica Parker,Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder. Corey was a very gifted young actor. I watched Lucas, one of his first films, when I was a kid and I was amazed by his acting. He was 14 at the time, still at the beginning of his career and he seemed more real and relaxed. However, 14 is the age when most young actors start to worry about what's gonna happen next. They can either be the cute litle kid or the hot teenager. I mean how many roles are there for acne-faced awkward teenagers that just want to be left alone and be themselves and grow up whenever they feel they're ready?Some films portray teens like that but that always changes in the end. The 14 year old girl/boy quicly transforms into to a sexy 25-30 year old. Because it's 'cool' to act older than you are. But what about the teens that don't feel ready for this change?I mean people have their whole lives to be adults but they only have a few precious years of being a kid and if someone takes that away from them there's always gonna be something missing from them.
I don't really know a lot about Corey's childhood but I know that most child stars feel like they had no childhood and they all go through a hard phase to deal with the whole thing.
I'll always rememer Corey as the beautiful, gifted boy from Lucas who stayed true to himself and proved to be 'stronger' than all the football players that have been tormenting him since school started.