Michelle Trachtenberg On How She Didn’t Go Wild Like Miley, Demi & Lindsay, Despite Being A Child Star! EXCLUSIVE!

Fri, November 19, 2010 7:40pm EDT by 11 Comments

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With all the Lindsay’s, Miley’s and Demi’s out there, it seems like being a child star leads to a rough road ahead, but that wasn’t the case with Michelle Trachtenberg!

Demi Lovato had a meltdown. Miley Cyrus is acting out. Lindsay Lohan is…well, Lindsay. Since when did being a child star lead to such a troubled life? However, not everyone who grew up in Hollywood has that issue. Michelle Trachtenberg spilled her secrets for staying out of trouble to Hollywoodlife.com.

At the In Add Minus Store Opening, we chatted with Michelle about the rehab/jail/wild partying route child actors seem to consistently follow. Thankfully, the 25-year-old Gossip Girl star managed to stay away from all that.

“I don’t look good in orange. We know that. I don’t have any skin color,” she joked with us before giving us her honest opinion on what makes her different.

“I really think the difference is gratitude. As an actor there’s a lot of opportunity to be coddled and babied,” Michelle explained. “As long as you are constantly grateful for the place and the opportunities you’re in and say thank you, especially as an actor on your set when you realize the crew is working just as hard if not harder than you and they also have families to go home to, it’s almost impossible to be a diva. And anyone who is just isn’t worth my time.”

Well said, Michelle. Now if only we can make the rest of ‘em follow your advice….

–Jenna Mullins, with reporting by Michelle Skowronek

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Sam

Posted at 5:03 PM on September 16, 2011  

I don’t Demi and Miley are Bad Girls at All but I know their not the Best Role Models for Girls but Their Both Smart enough
to learn from their mistakes Miley smoked a Bong and Demi beat up a girl and they both stated what they did was wrong and They Learned from their Mistakes but unlike Lindsay LILO attends to make the same mistake over and over again and she never learns and I Think Lindsay is a Major Bad Girl and Miley and Demi were Struggling and what bothers me is that everyone is so critical on Demi and Miley and Miley was going through a breakup and Divorce with her Parents and she didn’t behave like this for no reason and Demi was struggling with Depression and Eating Disorder and she didn’t behave like this to get attention and They Both had circumstances and Lindsay behaved like this for no reason to get attention

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Kristen

Posted at 5:38 PM on November 23, 2010  

Seriously?
Miley is growing up and finding her own, tons of teens are much worse-off than her.
and DEMI is also growing up, no one even knows the issues for sure. So stop writing pointless stories. At least she is dealing with whatever issue she has, and frankly it’s none of our business.

Michelle Trackingburg played a slutty, vengeful, party-girl on gossip girl, saying much more than Miley and Demi :)

As for Lindsey, she just kinda needs some help :P

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jazmin

Posted at 4:42 PM on November 22, 2010  

Do you know what gets me mad? People are being critical about Demi’s meltdown and how she is in rehab. Atleast she is trying to be responsible! Unlike Miley and Lindsay who do the same thing over and over again and dont try to find help.

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Lacus

Posted at 9:11 AM on November 23, 2010  

totally agree

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Chris

Posted at 2:51 AM on November 21, 2010  

Bonnie just can’t seem to tell an honest story! Miley Cyrus IS NOT “ACTING OUT.” Acting out is a term used by psychologists and other professionals who deal with behavioral problems among children, and so far, Miley Cyrus has exhibited absolutely none of that behavior. I think Tractenberg should be outraged at how Bonnie has twisted her quotes with implications–added only by Bonnie–that I’m pretty sure Tractenberg did not intend. In most countries what Bonnie is saying about Miley Cyrus would be considered malicious slander for which she could be sued by the victim–in this case, the victim of the slander is Ms. Cyrus. Unfortunately, under American law, trash like Bonnie can get away with slandering public figures, so it’s up to the rest of us to ensure that when Bonnie tries this kind of slander, we speak out against it loudly and clearly. Hey, Bonnie, we’re not buying your lies!

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A.

Posted at 2:20 PM on November 20, 2010  

It’s so weird how Michelle didn’t even mention Miley/Demi/Lindsay but HollywoodLife makes it sound like she’s talking about them. It’s unfair because she’ll just get unnecessary criticism and comments. She was simply talking about how she lived out of trouble in Hollywood- not bashing or comparing herself to other celebrities. Michelle Trachtenberg truly seems like a nice person and I really respect how grateful she is.

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KM

Posted at 7:19 AM on November 20, 2010  

Michelle is STILL irrelevant and was never as famous as the people she mentions so she should thank her lucky stars that she even gets offered work in Hollywood.

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xxx

Posted at 3:58 AM on November 20, 2010  

How can you say Miley’s acting out? She hasn’t done anything wrong! What do u have against her? Just leave her alone!

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Stan

Posted at 12:25 AM on November 20, 2010  

It’s good to see Michelle following in Miley’s footstep and not acting out when she is not performing. Michelle may be older, but Miley is much more famous, and has had a lot more experience being hounded by the paps and having lies published about her. See even older actresses can learn how to behave from Miley. Yeah, I know you tried to make Miley look bad, but the only person with egg on their face is Bonnie.

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mfan

Posted at 9:18 PM on November 19, 2010  

First, this is Hollywood Life, which will mislead and print anything. For example, the interview is not published, so we only have a quote from Michelle which was probably taken out of context.

Second, if you saw Michelle in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, you would know that she played a teen who was acting out including wearing a skipy outfit and being trashy. But she was performing as an actor when she did it.

Miley is also performing when she plays a wild child. She chooses to put on a more young adult show, and I support her in this. She is not “acting out”.

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Katie

Posted at 7:56 PM on November 19, 2010  

Haha. She was never as popular or attractive as any of the others.

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