80s Child Star Gets Emotional Over On Screen Dad

Imagine growing up in the spotlight with the whole world watching? 80’s child star Jill Whelan starred in the iconic TV series The Love Boat playing captain stubing’s daughter Vicky for almost 10 years on board Princess Cruise ships.

In this conversation, Jess and Jill discuss the challenges of child stardom and the impact it had on her self-esteem and body image. Jill shares stories of misogyny and manipulation in the industry, as well as the importance of supportive relationships on set.

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 Jess: What is it like growing up in the spotlight? 

Jill: “I’m very happy we didn’t have the internet. It might have been a whole different situation.”

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