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16th Jul '16 1:50:39 PM Redmujin
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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools.

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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools. When she does work in the public eye, it's in low-key independent productions (for example, she is the voice of The Faceless Old Woman Who Lives In Your House in ''PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale'' ) or writing for online platforms like Cracked.com.
16th Jul '16 1:42:47 PM Redmujin
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* [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Aleksandra Zaryanova]] of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is the [[WorldsStrongestMan World's Strongest Woman]], an accomplished weightlifter and bodybuilder who had a shot at international fame and fortune...and then [[AIIsACrapshoot Omnics]] invaded her Siberian village on the eve of the world championships. [[JumpedAtTheCall She immediately dropped everything and rushed to enlist with the Russian army and fight on the front lines]], mainly because the whole reason she became an athlete in the first place was to get strong enough to protect her friends and family, [[HarmfulToMinors having been born and grown up in a warzone from the FIRST time the Omnics attacked her village nearly thirty years before]].
3rd Jul '16 7:52:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Minmei feels this way towards the end of the series. A large part of it has to do with the fact that Earth just barely survived an orbital bombardment by over 4 million alien ships, people are struggling just to survive, and most importantly (to her), she never get to spend time with her {{Love Interest|s}}, Rick Hunter.

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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Minmei feels this way towards the end of the series. Macross Saga (aka ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). A large part of it has to do with the fact that Earth just barely survived an orbital bombardment by over 4 million alien ships, people are struggling just to survive, and most importantly (to her), she never get to spend time with her {{Love Interest|s}}, [[DubNameChange Rick Hunter.Hunter]]/Hikaru Ichijo.
19th Apr '16 6:50:22 PM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' has this start happening to Ben. After working in the shadows and with a secret identity, his identity in terms of being an alien shapeshifting hero becomes known to the world. While it does mean he no longer has to live a double life nor hde things from people, it does also bring a large amount of pressure and unforeseen troubles. During his fight with a [[spoiler: remutated Kevin 11]], he actually responds that he wishes he had his anonymity back.
11th Nov '15 1:58:16 PM saffronpanther
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* ''Literature/GoodInBed'' has Cannie Shapiro getting tastes of the Hollywood life, after her screenplay is approved by a major studio. But, gradually, she really starts to become homesick for her (comparatively) simpler life in Philadelphia. (It also doesn't help that, as a pregnant woman, she feels self-conscious about sticking out among the thin, fit celebrities like her friend, Maxi Ryder.)
10th Nov '15 4:25:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.

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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay off a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.
6th Nov '15 3:37:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.
26th Oct '15 6:40:53 PM Schroeder1174
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* Part of the reasons for the breakup (and non-reunion) of short-lived [[TheNineties 1990's]] PowerPop band Music/{{Jellyfish}} were, as keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning Jr. [[WordOfGod later mentioned]], to do with vocalist/drummer Andy Sturmer's unease with fame and the attention that comes with it; Sturmer felt more comfortable being creative in the studio than he had being the frontman of a rock group. His music scoring, session singing and production/songwriting work are more out of the spotlight than with Jellyfish.
26th Oct '15 6:31:25 PM Schroeder1174
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* Music/EltonJohn is an interesting case. As reflected in an example above, he was an emotionally suppressed boy with an [[WellDoneSonGuy emotionally distant, strict father]] and a doting mother. The two parents divorced, but the effects of such a childhood scarred him for life. He was encouraged to only wear conservative clothing and be a banker, and was discouraged from pursuing a career in rock and roll. Elton was shy, overweight, gap-toothed, played the relatively unhip instrument of piano, wore glasses (he didn't need them at first, but he idolized Music/BuddyHolly and wanted to wear glasses like Buddy, to the point that it damaged his vision) and was [[AmbiguouslyGay struggling with his homosexuality]]. Because of this, when he took on the "Elton" persona, he wore increasingly [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes flamboyant clothing]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]] and acted outrageously, [[FreudianExcuse partly as a riposte to what his dad wanted him to be]], and to hide his insecurities. He took [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll cocaine, marijuana and alcohol]] to feel a part of the scene and open up, and because it felt good to him at first; they also served as an aphrodisiac. Later, the drugs, alcohol, depression, promiscuity and bulimia caught up with him and nearly killed him. He enjoyed the celebrity, but could not cope with life away from celebrity, and often his being busy with albums and touring would, by WordOfGod, keep him from overdosing in his room alone and dying young. He cleaned up by the end of TheEighties and got his life back on track. He still, however, is very self-conscious about his looks [[WordOfGod and claims]] he hates having his picture taken and hates to make music videos, which might explain why by the beginning of TheOughties, he stopped appearing in them (or appears in a limited amount).

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* Music/EltonJohn is an interesting case. As reflected in an example above, he was an emotionally suppressed boy with an [[WellDoneSonGuy emotionally distant, strict father]] and a doting mother. The two parents divorced, but the effects of such a childhood scarred him for life. He was encouraged to only wear conservative clothing and be a banker, and was discouraged from pursuing a career in rock and roll. Elton was shy, overweight, gap-toothed, played the relatively unhip instrument of piano, wore glasses (he didn't need them at first, but he idolized Music/BuddyHolly and wanted to wear glasses like Buddy, to the point that it damaged his vision) and was [[AmbiguouslyGay struggling with his homosexuality]]. Because of this, when he took on the "Elton" persona, he wore increasingly [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes flamboyant clothing]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]] and acted outrageously, [[FreudianExcuse partly as a riposte to what his dad wanted him to be]], and to hide his insecurities. He took [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll cocaine, marijuana and alcohol]] to feel a part of the scene and open up, and because it felt good to him at first; they also served as an aphrodisiac.fueled his sex drive. Later, the drugs, alcohol, depression, promiscuity and bulimia caught up with him and nearly killed him. He enjoyed the celebrity, but could not cope with life away from celebrity, and often his being busy with albums and touring would, by WordOfGod, keep him from overdosing in his room alone and dying young. He cleaned up by the end of TheEighties and got his life back on track. He still, however, is very self-conscious about his looks [[WordOfGod and claims]] he hates having his picture taken and hates to make music videos, which might explain why by the beginning of TheOughties, he stopped appearing in them (or appears in a limited amount).
24th Sep '15 6:54:19 AM StKildaFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is full of examples of this trope, especially the episode Prickly Muffin, which shows how child stardom turned sara-lynn into a drug addled media whore with no regard for anybody else.
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