Kate Bosworth struggled to handle her "brutal" Hollywood success as a youngster - but is adamant the experience helped her to become a better person.
The actress landed her first big role at the age of 13 when she starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in 1998 film The Horse Whisperer, before really gaining the public's attention at 19 in hit surfer movie Blue Crush.
Bosworth has since gone on to star in a string of Hollywood films, including the coveted role of Lois Lane in blockbuster movie Superman Returns.
And she believes her experience of fame as a child, at a time when Hollywood had become fascinated with young movie stars, helped to make her "stronger".
She says, "The obsession with the young Hollywood group happened when I was young and in Hollywood. It sort of coincided all at the same time.
"At the time, when you're being dissected and judged it's pretty brutal, but in hindsight it's great and - it sounds cliched - you do come out the other side better and stronger."