Danica McKellar, star of The Wonder Years, quits acting in search of ‘value.’
In a new interview, Danica McKellar explains why she has taken a break from acting.
Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper in “The Wonder Years,” explains why she left acting to pursue a career in math.
Draco McKellar, McKellar’s youngest son, recently interviewed her for ET and asked, “When you starred in ‘The Wonder Years,’ you were about my age. What do you recall most vividly about those years?”
McKellar stated that balancing work and school was difficult.
“I remember juggling being an actress and doing my homework the most,” she said. “There were a lot of people coming and going from the school trailer.”
She became a renowned mathematician while taking a break from acting. McKellar has written 11 math books for children.
Her son inquired as to the reason.
“When and why did you decide to stop acting and become a mathematician?” Draco inquired.
“I went to UCLA, but when I got to college, everyone on campus was screaming, ‘Hey, Winnie!’ or ‘Hey, I loved you in ‘The Wonder Years!'”
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Danica McKellar Statement
“I couldn’t seem to get away from it. So I needed to find my worth apart from Winnie Cooper, and math was difficult but I excelled at it. And I love the feeling that my worth, the important things, had nothing to do with how I looked or what I watched on television “She stated.
He also told his son that, while the life of an actor is difficult, he would support him if he chose to pursue it.
“Draco, whatever you want to do, I will support you. I would enrol you in acting classes and mentor you “She stated.
After leaving Hollywood, the former actress went on to become an acclaimed mathematician.
She was said to have written 11 children’s books aimed at middle and high school readers.
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