Actress and singer Demi Lovato recently opened up about what it was like to start working in show business at the age of 7. At a talk in Cannes, France, on Monday, Lovato said that being a child star is more trouble than it’s worth.
“I wouldn’t start out that young if I could do it over again,” Lovato said, according to Variety. “I don’t regret anything. It was difficult to transition from a child star to transforming into a mainstream artist. It’s something that is very challenging.”
When Lovato was 7, she starred on “Barney & Friends” and then later on Disney Channel’s 2008 series “Camp Rock.” Lovato has always been candid about her struggles with substance abuse, body image, and the overall pressures of being in the limelight.
“You have to find your identity,” Lovato said. “For so long you’ve been molded into something and now you’re expected to figure out who you are very fast in front of the entire world. It’s definitely has been difficult, but it’s been a learning experience. I am still figuring out who I am every day.”
Lovato was in Cannes to promote her new venture, a YouTube Show called “Simply Complicated,” which is a reality type program. She said that while she’s only 25, she’s has lived more than people her age and is now in a new chapter in her life.
“If you asked me a year ago, I would have said within the next five years I would be married, starting a family,” Lovato said. “That all changed, which I touch on in my documentary. I don’t know what I want the next five years to look like. I’m still figuring that out. I love music, I want to make music and tour. I want to dive back into acting at some point.”
We love her honesty.