Monday, September 30, 2013

Stop Acting Crazy And Just Let Dylan Sprouse Show You To Your Table

Amanda Bynes starts a fire in some poor ladies driveway, Lindsay Lohan has been in and out of jail and rehab more times than I can count (it is cool though, because she has been scared straight and is turning her life around. We are rooting for you LINDSAY!) and people are making a big deal about former child star, Dylan Sprouse, working a "normal" job as a host at a restaurant?

What is the world coming to that normal behavior among "celebrities" makes them crazy?

Here is the thing, Dylan Sprouse (and his twin brother Cole Sprouse) are 21-year-old college students. They opted out of transitioning into adult roles (meaning, playing child/teen roles when you are actually an adult) and instead headed to New York to to live a normal college life of social media addictions, studying, working, and playing video games.

Instagram "Whoops! Sat on my brother! LUL #duckface #brother #cute #friday #whoopssaturday #sitting #accident #lolstagram #selfies! #puppies"

I applaud the Sprouse brothers for thus far avoiding scandal, even though they spent the entirety of their childhood and teen years in the mixed up world of Hollywood. The fact that these two, at 21-years-old, are without a criminal record, questionable video or photo, and have not visited rehab is pretty impressive and I think that sort of responsibility deserves a promotion to manager!

Dylan did take to Tumblr to respond to the circulating photos and rumors that he was in some financial situation or must have hit rock bottom to be working at a restaurant!
So many pictures have gotten out that I’m now working as a host at a restaurant in NY. To clear up the air (which is admittedly pretty rude), I did not take this job because I “lost all my money”, I am financially secure, and took this job as a way to primarily feed my over bountiful video game addiction. I also too this as a way to try a new experience, working somewhat below the means I’m used to, as well as a way to socialize and get out of the house. I feel most comfortable when I’m working and doing something, to criticize someone of that is pretty odd. I will potentially return to acting someday, but in no way do I think any experience is a step down for me, but rather a new step in another direction.

Of course, the Daily Mail reports (and by reports, I mean speculates based on absolutely no evidence) that "Former Disney star forced to deny he's broke after being photographed working as restaurant host, saying the job allows him to 'get out of the house'"

Here is the thing that bothers me about this story, aside from him having a job at a restaurant, what is your proof that he is broke? A look at any of his social media accounts Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram, present Dylan as a both a fun loving jokester who loves video games and is pursuing a degree in it, he is a self-proclaimed "Child actor who didn't do meth" and an astute observer of media and a critic of media/Hollywood and the role it plays in our society. All in all, he seems pretty well balanced and level headed. There is no evidence that would somehow insinuate he is struggling in his choice to not pursue acting, so stop the gossip Daily Mail and do some actual research next time. Social media is a goldmine!

You know who else ditched Hollywood for college, and turned out alright? My future husband, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And explained his decision and the smartest thing he has ever done: "I just wanted to, sort of, do a normal-kid college thing, and I moved here to New York, I went to Columbia, and didn’t act for, like, two years. And it was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done, I think, actually."

And look at Mr. JGL, big time actor, writer AND director (triple threat!) with his new movie Don Jon.

Who knows, Dylan Sprouse might be the JGL of the '00 Disney Tweens.

If you are one of those Disney Tweens, hoping to make dreams come true with Mr. Sprouse, I recommend this little read, Dylan Sprouse pretty much outlines how NOT to act if you want to date him. Read it. Study it.