Dylan Sprouse on being called a former child actor: “That term is so derogatory’

Dylan Sprouse said he would not as it is called, a child actor. Here is pictured in New York on Sept. 7, 2017.

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Dylan Sprouse is not the fan to be called a “former” actor.

“The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” star told Vulture he found the term “former child star” or offensive.

“That term is so derogatory,” Sprouse told Vulture. “It Is not always derogatory? Even ‘young actor’ sounds better. You are already in a box. But they put you in a smaller box in the box. It also means past time. It means that you’ve already failed, right? I was actually naive enough to think that people would not think of it that way.”


Sprouse and his twin brother, Cole, had his own show on the Disney Channel from 2005 to 2011. The brothers also appeared in films such as “Big Daddy” when they were young.

Actors Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse are pictured together in 2010.


Since leaving the Disney Channel at the age of 18, Sprouse went to New York University and worked in a restaurant in New York City. He explained that he and his brother, because Disney was not willing to work with the brothers on the show’s direction.

“I mean, we really had a great idea for the show needed to go. We were at 18,” Sprouse said. “If that’s still not old enough to know exactly what the show needs, then I would beg to differ.

“I don’t think [Disney] were willing to work with us, really ever. So we stopped the show,” Sprouse added.

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Sprouse, 25, has returned to acting and is in the middle of filming “Banana Split.” He is also opening a brewery soon. Cole Sprouse is currently one of the most important cast member on the hit CW show “Riverdale.”

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