Alyssa Milano grew up alongside many of us; as Sam on “Who’s The Boss”, she was the pretty tomboy all the boys had a crush on and all the girls wanted to be like. As she made a transition into her teen years and early 20’s, she managed to keep working and keep her youthful appearance, and that’s something that hasn’t changed now that she’s 40.
In the newest issue of Maxim Magazine, Milano goes braless on the cover and talks about her experience on the ’80s sitcom in the interview.
“That was an era when TV child actors just didn’t work after their show was over,” she said. “I think Christina Applegate and I are the only two who maintained some sort of career path past the shows that launched us. But I have a great family. And I look at a lot of these kids who struggle in the industry and think they’d have struggled no matter what they did.”
She could be referring to any number of child actors, but the two that come to mind are Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes, who have had recent, very public, and numerous struggles with fame and substance abuse.
The star of the new ABC drama “Mistresses” says that being a star on a popular show as a kid might have been weird, had she known anything different.
“It wasn’t weird, because I didn’t know any different. You know, I went through puberty like everyone else; it only got embarrassing when the show would take what was going on with me and write it into the show, like ‘Samantha’s First Bra.’ It was like, OK, guys, do we really need to do this?” She continued, “But what an awesome time stamp!”