The 33-year-old star who has been a child star in films like ‘Matilda’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire ‘- is six years younger than the’ Toxic ‘hitmaker and has shown the parallels between her experiences in the spotlight.
As she wrote for the New York Times, she said, “The way people talked about Britney Spears was terrifying to me then and it is now.
“Your story is a striking example of a phenomenon that I’ve been observing for years: our culture builds these girls up just to destroy them.
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Fortunately, people become aware of what we did to Ms. Spears and start apologizing to her. But we still live with the scars. “
Mara also described her own memories of being sexualized as a child, though she only appeared in family movies and never wore “anything more revealing than a knee-length summer dress.”
She added, “It was all intentional: my parents thought I would be safer that way. But it did not work. “
She added, “It was cute when 10-year-olds sent me letters saying they were in love with me. It wasn’t when 50-year-old men …
“Even before I turned 12, there were pictures of me on foot fetish websites and photoshops in child pornography. I was ashamed every time. “
However, Mara also reflected on how her life was different from Britney’s, despite her “familiar” experiences, and she attributed this to the support she received from family and friends.
She said, “I’ve always had my family’s support. I knew I had put money away for myself and it was mine.
“If I had to escape the public, I would disappear – safely at home or school.”
Meanwhile, Britney’s boyfriend Sam Asghari recently spoke out for her when he released the documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” which explores her rise to fame, sanity, legal troubles, and conservatory for her future, which her “wants and deserves”.
The ‘Family Business’ actor said: “I always wanted the best for my significant other and I will continue to support her in pursuing her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.
“I am grateful for all the love and support she has received from her fans around the world and I look forward to a normal, amazing future together.”