There’s something odd, possibly even uncomfortable, about seeing former child stars all grown up and sexing it up for the cameras. Mackenzie Rosman, who played little Ruthie in 7th Heaven, has decided at the age of 23 that it’s high time she stripped down to her bra and pants for Maxim magazine in the US.
After actress Mackenzie Phillips spoke about her sexual relationship with her musician father, online and telephone calls to an anti-sexual assault hot line surged.
The reaction to Mackenzie Phillips’ detailed account of her sexual relationship with her father, John Phillips, has been explosive, and some of the strongest statements have come from her family. But as the former actress and musician talked with Oprah Winfrey for the second time this week — this time about the firestorm that erupted from her hour-long interview Wednesday — she said she doesn’t regret writing her memoir, “High on Arrival.” “I understand this is a difficult thing for my family,” Phillips told Winfrey via satellite Friday, “but nobody’s talking about this, and if I’ve started a national dialogue, then I’m forever grateful.” Phillips said she has gotten letters and Facebook messages from incest survivors, thanking her for coming forward.
Actress Mackenzie Phillips has said that she believes she had a “genetic predisposition” to the life of sex, drugs and rock and roll that have come to define her. In a 1999 interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” on “Why Some Childhood Stars Crash and Burn,” the former “One Day at a Time” star said she didn’t blame Hollywood for the years of drug and addiction she had endured