Becoming a Hollywood star is not easy, and for many people it might be a dream come true. But some actors and actresses who’ve already experienced those waters realized that fame is not all that matters in life but rather health, family, and peace of mind.
We at Bright Side were curious to find out why these 8 stars decided to put an end to their acting career and, we must say, they all had some good reasons.
1. Mara Wilson
The Matilda star retired from her acting career in the year 2000 when she was only 13 years old. After starring in a string of successful movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda, Wilson decided that school would be her focus instead.
She came up with this decision when she realized that her looks don’t match the Hollywood criteria and it became hard for her to get any new roles. And when she was called for a role in a pilot to audition for the “fat girl” she decided to take upon a writing career. “I realized, I don’t fit their idea of what a Hollywood actress looks like, so there’s no room for me here.”