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“I DON’T NEED TO WORK; I TO WORK. BUT I LIKE TO BE SUC­CESS­FUL, AND IT CAN’T BE DONE HALF-ASSED IN THIS IN­DUS­TRY.”

Elle (Canada) - - Celebrity -

yet. I don’t tell him any­thing about my job, but he knows Mommy’s a singer and an ac­tress. We have this book called Good­night Los An­ge­les. It’s like, ‘Good­night, movie stars and en­ter­tain­ers of Los An­ge­les!’ and it shows peo­ple work­ing on a set and hav­ing their names in lights. Mike’s al­ways telling Luca ‘This is where Mommy is!’ when I’m at work.”

You were one of the orig­i­nal Dis­ney child stars, but now that you’re re-en­ter­ing the business as an adult, are you tempted to step out with a sexy new im­age, as so many oth­ers have?

“It’s a scary thought be­cause I’m not such a strate­gic per­son. When I started mak­ing my record, I didn’t have some grandiose plan about how it was all go­ing to go down. I was more like, ‘I’m go­ing to start writ­ing and be who I am now and talk about some of the shit I’ve been through.’ It’s un­com­fort­able for me be­cause peo­ple have al­ways been like, ‘ Well, why haven’t you gone crazy?’”

How do you an­swer the ques­tion “Why haven’t you gone crazy?” How do you deal with go­ing through some very dif­fi­cult events, like your re­cent sep­a­ra­tion, in the midst of con­stant me­dia at­ten­tion?

“It’s im­pos­si­ble to an­swer.”

“I have a good ther­a­pist! [Laughs] I’ve dealt with [at­ten­tion] for such a long time. But some of the big­ger strug­gles that came my way in the past two years—like my sep­a­ra­tion or when my h Blazer (Stella McCart­ney), boots (Stu­art Weitz­man), neck­lace and ring (Cartier), ear­rings and pavé ring (Thomas Sabo) and ban­gles (Michael Hill). Stylist, Ju­liana Schi­av­inatto (P1M.ca); hair, Justin Ger­man (P1M. ca); makeup, Sab­rina Ri­naldi (P1M.ca/NARS); man­i­cure, Melissa For­rest for Sally Hansen. Art di­rec­tion, Brittany Ec­cles

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