Abigail Breslin is most well known for her stint as America’s quintessential little girl, replacing Dakota Fanning once she got too big and had to be euthanized. Breslin proved to be a far better work horse than most small children, earning an Oscar nomination in 2006 for her portrayal of a pageant hopeful in Little Miss Sunshine. Her breakout role came a few years earlier in 2002 as a foil-wearing country bumpkin in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. Back then, Abigail’s character expressed herself by pouring glasses of water but refusing to drink them because they tasted old. Well, it appears that now little Abigail has devised another way of catching people’s attention: exposing her breasts.
In a recent shoot with provocative photographer Tyler Shields, a 17-year-old Breslin is stripped of her foil hat and is gallivanting around nude in a sudsy bath tub. “I don’t make these conscious decisions to do it to, like, prove to the world that I’m grown up. I think people see my work and see what I do and see that I’m grown up. But yeah, I’m almost 18,” she says. According to Abigail- she’s not, like, trying to shock anybody to show that she’s maturing. The progression of her acting can speak for itself; but just to elaborate on her versatility, here are some tasteful shots of her naked and sucking on a lollipop. “I wanted to do something iconic with her, something simple but timeless,” said Shields, who has made a name for himself by pushing the envelope with his suggestive photography. In one of his famous spreads, Lindsay Lohan was being fondled while handling a bloody knife, and in another she straddled a man holding him at gunpoint.
In this day and age when Hannah Montana sings about club drugs while dancing like rabid animal in heat, and the freckled kid from The Parent Trap is scantily posing between jail sentences, it’s no surprise that Abigail Breslin is publicly disrobing to get noticed. But it is yet one more event that forces us to ask ourselves an alarming question: Why do so many child stars go straight from a role on the Mickey Mouse Club to a walking caricature of Human Papillomavirus? We may never know why they choose to abandon their integrity, but one thing is certain: Abigail Breslin is our new favorite!