Why the Child-Star Curse Was No Match for Kiernan Shipka
Hollywood is littered with the wreckage of promising careers and unmet potential.
For every young talent like Jennifer Lawrence, who left high school to pursue acting, secured a full-time role in a TV show at 16 and won an Oscar at 22, there are a thousand people you've never heard of.
Or, there are countless kids who did secure that plum role—but then that was it, for whatever reason.
Kiernan Shipka doesn't plan on being one of those countless others and, so far, she's showing all the telltale signs of being an enduring presence on screens of all sizes for years to come.
"I really just sort of experienced life to the fullest," she told E! News in September 2018.