Being a child star is rough, but at least they had each other: Dylan and Cole Sprouse were SUPERSTARS for the Disney Channel. First they starred as one kid alongside Adam Sandler in Big Daddy, then they starred in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, which became one of the most successful Disney Channel shows of all time!
Dylan and Cole even made it onto the top wealthiest teens list while they were doing it!
Then, they went even further with the 2008 spinoff The Suite Life on Deck, which further cemented their hold on Disney!
Something happened, then: they grew up. They were ready to take a more active role in the content they were making, and wanted to produce and help write the next spinoff series. What happened eventually led to them WALKING AWAY from it all!
You GOTTA hear the story, direct from Dylan's mouth (above). It's a perfect example of what the industry is like on a daily basis!
Like so many young Americans, some of our fave child stars have packed their bags, kissed their mommas goodbye and are headed out to the real world college!
Emma Roberts says going collegiate will be especially tough for her. She adds:
”I never went to high school, so going to college is a big change."
But as scary as this experience is going to be, Emma knows how important it is to give it a shot, she added:
"It was important to have this experience and you can always go back to Hollywood but there's not always time to go to college as young student.”
Other child stars attending college this fall includeDakota Fanning who is enrolled at NYU, which is the same university that Haley Joel Osment and Dylan and Cole Sprouse attend. As for Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, she left Brown University to attend Oxford for a year.