7 Child actors who grew up and ruined their shows

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Malcolm David Kelley: Lost
One of the most infamous instances of a child actor growing up in all the wrong ways was Malcolm David Kelley on Lost. In the first couple of seasons, Kelly’s character, Walt, was a key part of the action, if only to provide Harold Perrineau an excuse to scream “WAAAALT! That’s my BOYYYY!” several times every episode. But then Kelley suddenly had a massive growth spurt and looked like an entirely different person. Lost responded by writing him off the show. When they did finally bring him back, they just didn’t even bother trying to explain why he was a grown man now—like the smoke monster, it was just another stupid, irrelevant mystery.

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