It's been seven years since the last episode of Suite Life and four years since the last episode of Suite Life on Deck, which was the twins' departure from the silver screen. I may have moved on to greener pastures, but my love for them stills stays. You can't blame me when puberty did an extra good job with them, as seen below.
It's interesting to notice that we're still updated with how they look like and what's still going on with their lives, such as their prank when receiving their diplomas from their graduation, even if they haven't appeared anywhere for years except on social media.
According to an interview with Teen Vogue, both of them didn't necessarily quit Hollywood. They just took a break from the industry to focus on college and having a chance at normalcy.
In all of this, there's this grim realization that there really is no truly escaping the industry. Like once you're in it, you're in it for good whether you're doing anything or not. By not doing anything, we were doing something. You know, it was something interesting to some people at least. So there was this realization recently that was like, 'You know what? I think it's time to just come to terms with that and go back into acting." - Dylan
Something happened to Dylan Sprouse not so recently that usually happens to a lot of child actors. Some child stars are caught with drug or alcohol abuse, but Dylan had the safer option. According to Hollywood Life, it wasn't Dylan himself who posted the nudes but rather his ex-girlfriend. Instead of succumbing to shame, Dylan took it very maturely.
It takes a lot of courage to do that, even though he didn't do anything wrong. Indirectly, Cole jumped to his defense through humor, something that we expect and absolutely love about them.
Admit it, we still love the Sprouse twins after all these years but I think it's more than just because they were part of our childhood. Yes, they're still the twins with their wacky antics from the hotel lobby but taking a hiatus from Hollywood has made them so much more mature and wise. That move is actually quite revolutionary. We've seen child actors follow a certain road that have led to their demise because of the tight control of Hollywood on their lives. In lieu of that happening to them, the twins took control of their own lives. They're aren't just Zac and Cody Martin anymore. They’re keeping it real as Cole and Dylan Sprouse.
- Anna Cayco
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