What is it about child stars and racy photoshoots?
Abigail Breslin has become the latest child star to strip down to prove she's all grown up.
The Little Miss Sunshine star, 17, went topless and sucked on a lollipop in one photo, shot by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, who also directed her upcoming film Final Girl. In another, Breslin slinks forward in a bubble bath.
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"I wanted to do something iconic with her, something simple but timeless," Shields told E! News. "She's the perfect subject for something like this. Incredibly talented, beautiful actress but no one has ever seen her like this. There's fun in that—showing someone to the world for the first time."
Breslin is clearly a big fan of the photos, gushing, "Tyler's one of my really good friends. He's like a brother to me. I love him. I did a movie with him last year, and he's such a great guy and he's always the most fun to shoot with. I always have a good time." As to the photos, she added, "I was excited. I loved them. I love working with Tyler, we always have a blast. We just do it for fun, and he's great."
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The actress says that the racy shoot and heavy makeup wasn't for the specific purpose of making a statement. "I don't make these conscious decisions to do it to like prove to the world that I'm grown up. I think people see my work and see what I do and see that I'm grown up. But yeah, I'm almost 18. Every headline for the past three years has been 'Abigail Breslin All Grown Up,' so I am kind of growing up. I do want to try different things but its all for fun," Breslin said.