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‘Faculty of Rock’ little one star particulars bullying, being hypersexualized like Britney Spears

Rivkah Reyes performed the function of bass participant Katie within the 2003 movie starring Jack Black. Almost one 12 months after publishing an essay about turning into an addict after experiencing bullying and being hypersexualized at a younger age, the actor is discussing the similarities they really feel to Britney Spears.

Reyes, who makes use of the gender-neutral pronouns they/them, revealed in an interview with The New York Submit that they skilled undesirable consideration and even criticism after returning to high school after wrapping “Faculty of Rock.”

“Particularly after manufacturing wrapped, once I first got here again to high school, folks had been very nice or actually imply. There was no center floor,” they stated. “I used to be actually adopted across the faculty with folks chanting ‘Faculty of Rock.'”

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Rivkah Reyes played the role of bass player Katie in the 2003 film starring Jack Black.

Rivkah Reyes performed the function of bass participant Katie within the 2003 movie starring Jack Black.
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Of their 2019 essay, Reyes recalled turning into a “raging addict” and turning to medication, intercourse, alcohol, meals, self-harm to outlive the ages of 14 to 24. They defined the worry that their appearing profession had “peaked at 10 years outdated.”

In likening their expertise to Spears, Reyes admits to beforehand feeling “unsafe current” as a result of over-the-top followers. The previous little one star additionally claimed to have been sexualized after they had been underage. They recalled studying message boards from older males on-line who stated they could not “wait ’til she’s 18.”

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Reyes remembered feeling the necessity to land an even bigger half simply so their friends would “cease calling you Katie.”

Britney Spears' conservatorship drama involving her father, Jamie Spears, has been magnified in recent weeks due to the release of the 'Framing Britney Spears' documentary.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship drama involving her father, Jamie Spears, has been magnified in latest weeks because of the launch of the ‘Framing Britney Spears’ documentary.
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They described their expertise after filming the function to being “type of parallel with Britney’s.”

Final month, the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary shone a light-weight on the bullying Spears was topic to as a pop star rising up within the highlight. The New York Instances program additionally led followers of the star to converse out towards Justin Timberlake and Diane Sawyer for the best way they handled the pop star prior to now, whereas it is also contributed to these calling for Spears to be launched from her conservatorship.

Reyes since they’ve now been sober for 4 years. They informed the outlet they’ve since gotten again into appearing, writing for tv and has a passion for tarot card studying and music. Regardless of the turbulent adolescent years they confronted, Reyes nonetheless has nothing however variety phrases to share about working with Black and their expertise within the movie. 

“It was nothing however love and help,” Reyes stated. “I’ve by no means misplaced gratitude for that, or want that I wasn’t a part of it.” 

Melissa Roberto covers leisure at Foxnews.com. You possibly can attain her at Melissa.Roberto@fox.com.

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