David Henrie Slams ‘Insulting’ Disney Stars: ‘You Don’t Need To Do Crazy Things That Just Insult Your Audience’

david-henrie-slams-mileyDavid Henrie revealed to Christian Post about Disney Channel stars: ‘I think everyone as they transition out of a younger show wants to transition into a career of acting unless you didn’t like acting and you don’t want to do that anymore.

You have to transition out of it and that comes with doing older, more mature roles, but that doesn’t mean doing crazy things that just insult your audience. Your audience has to grow with you.’

On growing up Catholic: ‘I think our generation especially has a weird stigma towards families, like people aren’t wanting to have families and aren’t wanting to have kids and that’s weird. I think that’s really weird and not normal and I think our generation is the first generation in the history of mankind that has had this sort of attitude and this feeling towards marriage and family and children.

I get bummed out a lot of times with my peers because a lot of actors are running away from their families to come out here and act. They don’t have the support of their families with comes with its own set of problems. If you’re running away from something to pursue something else you better be a really tough cookie.

You really better have a good head on your shoulders and strong moral fiber otherwise you’re leaving structure to pursue something that’s not structure and you’re just letting your emotions take you wherever you want and if you’re just living life by your emotions, you’re going to blow with the wind.’

On his fellow Millennials: ‘The YOLO generation. ‘You only live once.’ ‘Do whatever you want.’ ‘Let your feelings guide you.’ That’s the worst advice ever! Let your feelings guide you – that’s terrible. My feelings make me want to do crazy things all the time but no, you do what’s right.’

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  • Hollyhysteria

    He talks sense!!

  • Tash

    Love a guy with this kind of mentality. A lot either don’t want to settle down, it’s not something they think about or they act as if they will at some point because ‘everybody’ does it & it’s a social norm. It’s as if they really don’t care. Their attitude towards it all is very transparent once they settle down or get someone pregnant. I know a lot of woman have changed too. But there’s still plenty of girls who seem more desperate than ever to settle down. At this point they will take anything! Which makes it very easy on guys to string them along or never grow up. Because she will just take you as you are. As long as she has something & someone. This generation is so intelligent, but seriously lacking in wisdom. Sadly for us, wisdom trumps intelligence.

  • Teddy

    Whenever I find out a celebrity is super Christian, I look at them in a completely different light.

  • thecat

    I’m sorry, someone refresh my memory. Who is he?

    • thebitch

      I’m sorry too but who are you?

  • guest

    He strikes me as being very unhappy. Constantly trying to prove that he is/was not one of those.

    • Anonymous

      If he didn’t, people would assume he was. I see people online grouping all Disney alum together.

  • A Cat

    Does anyone know if he’s still Catholic? It’s kinda rare to find Catholics in the business.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    Oh look a fellow human with sense. Great to see in this time of the world.

  • Siv

    Great to see a guy with high moral values. Love him!

  • cam

    We’ve read & watched Joe Jonas/Miley Cyrus critize Disney. But i’m sure they do not mind the millions they have made. If Disney said you had to do certain things, you live in America. Did they threaten jail, to starve you, or more then likely it was for popularity. So then it was your choice yo sell yourself out. Don’t blame others for your own desicions. You are in the adult world. Grow up
    . Thank you David Henrie for speaking up.

  • trompet

    why do i get the feeling he is sort of dissing selena in the acting department? Like she claimed she loves acting but is going after singing in which she has no passion for, and she doing all this crazy antics to stay revelant, calling the tabloids, using man for fame, gossip, she doing everything to stay revelant instead of just doing all those crazy things she should focus on acting.

    • laura

      Music means everything to selena, she loves singing and performing, she loves acting more and she doesn’t call tabloid or use a man for fame that is people like you making up lies and rumors..

      • thecat61

        I guess you never watched ‘Secret Societies of Hollywood’ it’s a known fact that they do call the paps. It’s a very interesting documentary.

        And as for her singing, she can’t.

        • Ricardo

          She hates paps…

          • Emmy

            She LOVES the attention. Don’t kid yourself. Many celebrities call and have the paps waiting.

      • tummpet

        umm honey do you live in fairy tale land, selena has a history of dating the lastest IT boy to gained fame which makes her a famewhore! she flew all the way to london to be seeing with one of one direction guys, what the hell you call that? and yes she does call the papz or how else will they know were the hell she goes she is not follow like miley, they dont stand in front of her door like on miley house, the papz sleep in front of miley house, not on selena they dont care for her unless she attached to bieber .

  • laura

    But what’s wrong with not wanting kids or not wanting to get married? It’s just a piece of paper, you know and besides that it’s a waste of money because the wedding costs so much. I rather spend that money on a nice apartment.
    Maybe our generation just starts to realize that you don’t need to get married in order to have a good relationship or that you don’t need kids to be happy.
    What is wrong with this guy?

    • Guest

      Haha,,,you just justified what he said! You are a perfect example! There’s nothing wrong with him. Question is what’s wrong with you?

      • laura

        Actually, yes. He is judging people who don’t have the same views as him. If people don’t want children and don’t want to get married then that’s their choice. Nothing abnormal about it. He’s just very judgmental to think it is abnormal and weird.

        • Guest

          And your judging him! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. He is not judging people just the behavior

    • Guest

      Getting married is not about the Wedding.

      • laura

        Yeah, it’s just a piece of paper. Can’t you read?

        • Guest

          Just a peice of paper? Boy you are ignorant. Find out the true meaning of marriage it’s more than a peice of paper. I hope you find happiness in your life. BTW I can read….it’s not about the cost of the wedding….you can get married for free other than your $200 marriage certificate.

          • laura

            Yeah it is a piece of paper. Why do you need the confirmation of a paper to know that you’re happy with the person you’re living with?
            I just don’t get the point but it’s tradition so people keep getting married.
            And trust me, I am happy, thanks.

  • Omen

    Is he an idiot? Women have been not wanting babies since the beginning of time. Hes an idiot boy. Women go through hell during those 9 months. Tf does he mean he “thinks it weird” then you have a baby.

    • Guest

      Go through he’ll for nine months? Your mom must have really scared you about getting pregnant. Women not wanting babies since the beginning of time?

  • Grammy Winner Taylor Swift

    He is such an idiot and douche.

    He really has an over inflated sense of his fame.

    Bitch, you’re only known as “that extra on that Selena Gomez show”.

  • YellowStone

    I sort of agree and disagree with Mr Henrie here :)

    As someone who doesn’t want to get married or be in a relationship or date or want kids (I’m 20) I think its unfair what he is saying (just my opinion) about how that’s weird.

    At the end of the day, everyone is different and has been through different experiences in life that makes them who they are and sometimes what they want in life. For me, its just to find peace with myself. I’m gone through certain stuff in life that (as I’m sure everyone has in there own way) having kids, being in a relationship and marriage and all that isn’t important to me. I don’t want any of that. And that doesn’t mean i’m any less different or mature, its just that those things aren’t something I aim or want in life.

    But what irritates me immensely when people ignore what I say or force their views onto me because they can’t comprehend my views. Like some of you have mentioned, this isn’t abnormal but everyone who I’ve met so far thinks it is. I think that stems from whats being portrayed around us, TV, films and so on.

    But the last paragraph I completely agree. From my experience, people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions and take the easy way out. At the end of the day, it’s like they’re scared, they just want to have fun. Having fun is fine but to a certain extent. Maybe that’s because of social media and all these other things. But at the end of the day, we are our own people, we can think for ourselves, but I think people are scared of the reality.

    Lastly, when all you’ve done is grow up in the spotlight and not have done the ‘normal’ things like going to school, sleepovers and what not, all you know is what is around you. I.e camera, people telling you what to do, you can’t do this and that because it’ll hurt your image and so forth. So with these Disney actors and actresses (I’m just guessing because I’ve never been in there position) that’s all they feel they can do is just continue on in the industry if that makes sense?

    I can sort of relate to this but in a different topic. The secondary school I went to (a comprehensive school) the latter years in sixth form, no one drank, or had parties or ‘slept around’ or anything like that. So when I started university last year, I was completely amazed by how different other peoples times were! Some people have slept around, been to house parties, clubs, had sex and so on. Some of you are probably thinking that’s ‘normal’ or ofcourse that happens. But that’s the thing, if you’ve never been exposed to that or its never happened to you, why would I think it? If you aren’t aware of something, how do you know it exists? Turns out alot of people who were at my school and then went onto university had the same problem. They were amazed by how different other peoples lives were and they felt out of place. I guess in a way we lived in this bubble and them bham reality happened lol

    Everyone is different in life and have had different experiences.

    I hope you enjoyed this very long post, haha! :)

  • YellowStone

    I sort of agree and disagree with Mr Henrie here :)

    As someone who doesn’t want to get married or be in a relationship or date or want kids (I’m 20) I think its unfair what he is saying (just my opinion) about how that’s weird.

    At the end of the day, everyone is different and has been through different experiences in life that makes them who they are and sometimes what they want in life. For me, its just to find peace with myself. I’m gone through certain stuff in life that (as I’m sure everyone has in there own way) having kids, being in a relationship and marriage and all that isn’t important to me. I don’t want any of that. And that doesn’t mean i’m any less different or mature, its just that those things aren’t something I aim or want in life.

    But what irritates me immensely when people ignore what I say or force their views onto me because they can’t comprehend my views. Like some of you have mentioned, this isn’t abnormal but everyone who I’ve met so far thinks it is. I think that stems from whats being portrayed around us, TV, films and so on.

    But the last paragraph I completely agree. From my experience, people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions and take the easy way out. At the end of the day, it’s like they’re scared, they just want to have fun. Having fun is fine but to a certain extent. Maybe that’s because of social media and all these other things. But at the end of the day, we are our own people, we can think for ourselves, but I think people are scared of the reality.

    Lastly, when all you’ve done is grow up in the spotlight and not have done the ‘normal’ things like going to school, sleepovers and what not, all you know is what is around you. I.e camera, people telling you what to do, you can’t do this and that because it’ll hurt your image and so forth. So with these Disney actors and actresses (I’m just guessing because I’ve never been in there position) that’s all they feel they can do is just continue on in the industry if that makes sense?

    I can sort of relate to this but in a different topic. The secondary school I went to (a comprehensive school) the latter years in sixth form, no one drank, or had parties or ‘slept around’ or anything like that. So when I started university last year, I was completely amazed by how different other peoples times were! Some people have slept around, been to house parties, clubs, had sex and so on. Some of you are probably thinking that’s ‘normal’ or ofcourse that happens. But that’s the thing, if you’ve never been exposed to that or its never happened to you, why would I think it? If you aren’t aware of something, how do you know it exists? Turns out alot of people who were at my school and then went onto university had the same problem. They were amazed by how different other peoples lives were and they felt out of place. I guess in a way we lived in this bubble and them bham reality happened lol

    Everyone is different in life and have had different experiences.

    I hope you enjoyed this very long post, haha! :)

  • shanghai

    Just love what he is saying about families because they are important to me too and even wish I came from a larger family. They give you strength and support in tough times, love and laughter in the good times so why wouldnt you want your own.