Soleil Moon Frye takes an eye-opening stroll down reminiscence lane in “child 90,” an upcoming Hulu documentary that sees the previous baby actor rediscovering a whole lot of hours of footage she filmed as a youngster within the ’90s. “I carried a digicam with me all over the place I went,” she says in a brand new trailer for the challenge. “We weren’t involved in regards to the Web. We did the issues that youngsters did — we simply occurred to be in Hollywood.”
Solid because the lead of “Punky Brewster” when she was simply seven years previous, Frye grew up in entrance of the digicam, and alongside different baby actors. The tight-knit group skilled the highs and lows of adolescence — and dwelling within the public eye — collectively.
“I keep in mind ‘Saved By the Bell’ administrators saying, ‘The minute you stroll onto the stage you’re now not a toddler anymore. You’re an grownup,’” recollects Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, who performed Zack on “Saved by the Bell.”
Along with dealing with grownup work obligations, Frye additionally discovered herself being sexualized when she began going via puberty. “Males handled me extra like a girl and never like a 13-year-old,” the actor and director explains.
“Now that I’ve opened Pandora’s Field I can’t put any of this again,” Frye observes. “The massive query is, what occurs as soon as I unlock the vault?”
Frye is reprising her position as Punky Brewster on Peacock’s revival of the sitcom, which premieres tomorrow, February 25. The “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” alumna’s directing credit embody 1998’s “Wild Horses,” a pic a few group of academics who’re below the mistaken impression that they’ve 24 hours to stay, and 2004’s “Sonny Boy,” a doc about her relationship along with her father.
Described as a “deeply private coming-of-age story that explores how ‘typically we have to look again to seek out our means ahead,’” “child 90” hits Hulu March 12.