Through the years, Hollywood has seen a large number of actors who met fame and then oblivion. Children who conquered the audience with their tenderness and talent, but who later decided to leave the industry. This was the case for
Dylan and Cole Sprousethe charismatic twins who achieved stardom at the hands of Disney with the comedy series “Zack and Cody, twins in action” and who turn 30 this August 4th.
Like many other entertainment figures, the brothers began their careers at a very young age and under the influence of their parents. As one of them revealed in a publication a few years ago, their mother was the one who did everything so that they could obtain acting roles and thus improve their economic situation, which is why many of their fans considered this action as negligence.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, the twins who became actors because their parents needed money. Photo: AFP
YOU CAN SEE: Gal Gadot: what career did you study before being Wonder Woman and why did you not graduate? How did they become actors?
Cole and Dylan Sprouse were born in 1992 in Italy, but with both parents of American nationality. A few months after his birth, the family moved to California, where they did their first jobs.
They started with a small role in a diaper commercial when they were still babies. Due to the labor laws of the aforementioned state, the production companies chose to hire twins for the same role and thus be able to have more continuous recording hours.
During their early years they shared roles in some series and minor productions. In 2001, Cole achieved greater exposure thanks to his work on “Friends”, a famous series where he played Ben Geller, son of the protagonist Ross Geller.
In 2005 they were hired by Disney to play the mischievous twins Zack and Cody, in the series of the same name. Shortly after, they became the main figures of the company and became the highest paid teenagers.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse in “Zack and Cody, Twins in Action.” Photo: Disney
Cole Sprouse and a revelation about his mother
The unexpected fame that they quickly achieved, as well as the demands caused by their impending popularity, caused Dylan and Cole Sprouse to feel “acting burnout”, a term that many artists have used to describe the physical and psychological exhaustion caused by constant work and strict demands. recordings.
“I felt like an automaton. I needed to take a break. I needed a dose of reality and to see myself from a more objective perspective, ”he told Entertainment Weekly about his time at Disney.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse became the highest paid teenagers in Disney. Photo: AFP
Cole also recounted, in a Tumblr post that he later deleted, that his mother Melanie Wright introduced them to various castings in order to earn money and thus improve the family’s economic position.
“My brother and I got into acting when we were 8 months old because of my mother, because we needed money.. I never made the decision to join the arts or acting specifically. It was never really my passion. To be honest, if she had never gotten me (into the industry), she probably would never have considered it as a career option for myself, ”he expressed in said audio.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse, the twins who became actors because their parents needed money. Photo: Pinterest
YOU CAN SEE: Marilyn Monroe: the unfortunate death of the actress who became a Hollywood icon Why did they leave Hollywood and what are they currently doing?
Cole and Dylan Sprouse decided to distance themselves from the media so they could attend college. Both were admitted to New York University, because they wanted to “peacefully disappear.”
“It is not new that when people leave stardom, they tend to be rebellious and opt for very serious lifestyles (…) I wanted to show everyone that I went through something very challenging and difficult, but I did it with grace and I was able to access to a good education,” said the youngest of the twins.
After several years, they both found their way back to Hollywood, this time in a healthier way and on their own terms.
Dylan landed the lead role in the movie Dismissed and is currently dating famous model Barbara Palvin.
Dylan Sprouse is now partner of the famous model Barbara Palvin. Photo: Instagram
After working in the field of archaeology, Cole again conquered the audience with his role as Jughead Jones in the drama series “Riverdale”.
Cole Sprouse returned to fame thanks to Riverdale. Photo: AFP