Danica McKellar, a 44-year-old celebrity would be rocking in the dresses from world renown and upcoming brands along with a lot of other stars at American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection during this year’s New York Fashion Week.
The former child star spoke in an interview that she is still recognized as just Winnie Cooper from “The Wonder Years” even though that show came to an end in 1993. A lot of people yet only know her by that which is why she has decided to end this and go red this year setting a new look for herself.
In her interview, when the interviewer asked her if she ever tried to escape this character, she said she got tired of it even when she was still in the role of it. She said, that wherever she went, even disguised, people would still manage to recognize her and would only know her by the name Winnie and ask her where Kevin is. She also tried pretending at moments that it was not her but not a single day went by in her 14 when she was not called as Winnie.
Impact of Winnie on her childhood
She further continued telling about it even when the interview ended that it was one time in her maths class when she scored most score out of all people which were 163 people and was proud of herself. She could not believe it was her.
The next day, a girl tapped on her shoulder and asked her “was it you?” where Danica assumed that she might be asking her about her role again as usual, but she asked her if she was the one scores “highest.”
This was the moment she went recognized and knew that she exists outside that role too.
As she grew, she came to know about the importance of this role in other people’s lives. She said that I am no more trying to escape it entirely as a lot of people have a special place for that show, and she respects everyone’s feelings.
She also posted on her Instagram about the anniversary of Pilot episode of that show.
She said that at this time, she is very grateful for the role that she played, and it also played a significant role in her own life.
Her Dual Career
Upon being asked that what made her part ways from this child star curse and she responded saying the credit goes to her parents. They always put her studies, health, and career first.
This was the only reason why she did too good in her studies and achieved the mathematics degree that she always wanted to. Her dual career as an actress and a mathematics book writer has polished her a lot.
The book was specially written to leave a significant impact on children.
She mentioned that she always had the support of her parents by her side and now, she feels like she has a huge responsibility on her to bring the good out of people. Use the position that she has right now to help other people think differently. She said that she believes that every person has the ability and power to improve its life and they need to be pushed a little forward. People not only like her character but also do listen to her which puts her in a terrible and essential position and she wants to be the perfect role model for everyone help them know that they can achieve anything that they want.
She said that she is very much excited about modeling on the ramp as it will be something new to try. The dress that she is going to wear is not like the regular ones that she wears, and this would be like playing a role which she does on a vast scale.