Jake Lloyd got tossed onto the world stage at the age of 10 when he played lil’ Anakin in TPM. 10 years later, the 20-year-old sometimes finds it tough with his peers, as he tells Australia’s Sci-Fi in this video.
What do I think? Well, this is something I think every stage parent needs to keep in mind whenever it seems like it’s a great idea to put a child into show business. Most famous actors live in a bubble. Let’s face it, it’s not as though Ewan McGregor had to go back to working at Subway or something after appearing in this movie and while Natalie Portman went off to college, she didn’t go to Arizona State either. Jake had to go back to Darth Real Life and kids can be cruel. The post-TPM backlash in the media and on the internet probably didn’t help either. I don’t blame him for looking to get back into the entertainment industry to be honest.