- Alyson Stoner, a former Disney star, spoke out on their podcast “Dear Hollywood”.
- Stoner revealed that they were informed of the onscreen kissing scene with Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
- The podcast episode focused on the lack of control young performers often have over their bodies .
Former Disney star Alyson Stoner has opened up about feeling pressured to have their first onscreen kiss as a young actor. Stoner, discussed the experience on their podcast called “Dear Hollywood.”
In an episode titled “A Child’s Body,” Stoner revealed that they were informed they would have to kiss Dylan and Cole Sprouse, who were stars of the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” At the time, Stoner was playing the role of Max and had already recorded an earlier episode.
Stoner explained that they felt compelled to perform the kissing scene due to being under contract and not wanting to be difficult, especially since they were in a recurring role with less influence. Despite feeling uncomfortable and unprepared, Stoner rationalized the situation, thinking it was part of their acting job.
The podcast episode’s main theme revolved around Stoner reflecting on the lack of control young performers often have over their own bodies. They recounted a distressing incident from their past when, at the age of ten, someone invaded their privacy in a public restroom and demanded a photo while they were using the restroom. Despite feeling embarrassed and fearful, Stoner complied with the request to avoid causing any trouble.
Stoner’s candid discussion sheds light on the challenges faced by young actors and performers in the entertainment industry, highlighting the pressures they encounter and the compromises they sometimes make to navigate their careers.