Hey Dad! star shares a message about the stigma of being a child actor after ...

Hey Dad! star shares a message about the stigma of being a child actor after ...
Hey Dad! star shares a message about the stigma of being a child actor after ...

Hey Dad! actress Sarah Monahan has shared an important message about the stigma attached to being a child actor following the suicide of '90s heartthrob Dieter Brummer on Saturday. 

The 44-year-old, who met Brummer during her brief role on Home And Away, said on the TV Blackbox podcast that former child stars often face criticism and humiliation when they decide to quit showbiz and take up a normal job. 

Monahan noted that Brummer may have faced similar struggles after he retired from acting to become a high-rise window cleaner. 

'People like to call us pi-beens': Hey Dad! actress Sarah Monahan, 44, (pictured) has shared an important message about the stigma attached to being a child actor following the suicide of '90s heartthrob Dieter Brummer at the age of 45 on Saturday

Pictured: Dieter Brummer

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'People like to call us has-beens': Hey Dad! actress Sarah Monahan, 44, (left) has shared an important message about the stigma attached to being a child actor following the suicide of '90s heartthrob Dieter Brummer (right) at the age of 45 on Saturday

'I think a lot of people are very unsympathetic when your flame burns early,' she said.

Monahan, who quit acting in the early 2000s after she was sexually abused by paedophile actor Robert Hughes on set of Hey Dad!, said former child stars are held to an unfairly high standard. 

'People like to call us has-beens if we don't stay in the industry and people will be like, "You're just a washed-up, has-been former child star." And it's like, "I'm sorry if I did more before I was 18 than you've done in your entire life,"' she said. 

'I think a lot of people are very unsympathetic to when your flame burns early': Monahan, who met Brummer during her brief role on Home And Away, said that former child stars often face criticism and humiliation when they decide to quit showbiz and take up a normal job

'I think a lot of people are very unsympathetic to when your flame burns early': Monahan, who met Brummer during her brief role on Home And Away, said that former child stars often face criticism and humiliation when they decide to quit showbiz and take up a normal job

'Just because you have not accomplished anything doesn't mean you should put down what I've done,' she said. 

Monahan pointed out that teenagers who work at McDonalds aren't shamed for leaving the restaurant industry, yet child actors are almost always made to feel bad when they choose not to pursue a lifelong career in the spotlight. 

'For some reason, if you are a child actor and you find success, people believe that you should just keep staying in the industry and become bigger and bigger and bigger,' she explained. 

People believe that you should just keep staying in the industry': The Australian starlet, who quit acting in the early 2000s after she was sexually abused by paedophile Robert Hughes on set of Hey Dad!, said former child stars are held to an unfair standard by society

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People believe that you should just keep staying in the industry': The Australian starlet, who quit acting in the

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