Talk about a throwback! Disney Channel’s original series Even StevensIt premiered in June 2000. Some of its stars have gone on and achieved great success.
The family sitcom aired for three seasons between 2000 and 2003, coming to an end when it reached the network’s 65-episode limit. Each episode featured the Stevens family’s eccentric personalities, with Ren (the younger of the two) being the focus.Christy Carlson RomanoLouis (Shia LaBeouf). The cast reunited for the Even Stevens MovieThe series finale was acted by, which aired as a premiere in June 2003.
Though it was short-lived, the Disney series was LaBeouf’s breakout role. In 2003, the California native took home the Emmy for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for his role as the mischievous youngest child of the Stevens family. The actor was reunited with his family years later. TransformersStar reflects on growing up in the spotlight.
“I was an ordinary kid, for real, in an extraordinary situation,” he told The Hollywood ReporterOctober 2019. “I became addicted to that kudos. It kind of fueled my way of working for a long time — just pining your own pain, and holding on to it, and not really ever dealing with it or questioning it, but just keeping it in a little bottle that you can pop the top on whenever it’s needed, when the switch needs to be flipped.”
LaBeouf’s life as a child star led him to a few hard times, including a 2017 arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in Savannah, Georgia. Instead of being sentenced, the DisturbiaStar was directed to Connecticut rehab, where he discovered that he had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I just thought I was an alcoholic, like a true blue drunk and I needed to deal with that,” LeBeouf explained to the Hollywood Reporter. “I knew it was an issue but didn’t know there was this extra whole other thing that was hindering my ability to have any peace in my life and my ability to deal with people.”
His therapeutic experience inspired him to make his latest film. Honey BoyThe film, which was released in November 2019, earned him the Breakthrough Screenwriter Award at 23rd Hollywood Film Awards.
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