In a private essay for Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the 35-year-old actress revealed that the previous yr of quarantine, “has introduced a recent life perspective and prompted me to mirror upon the trauma I’ve been so scared to talk out about for a few years.”
Chief amongst them, the truth that she felt sexualized at the same time as a younger actress. “The reality is that sexuality has at all times been a part of my profession,” Barton wrote. “Do not get me unsuitable, I liked being an actress and my work on stage. I felt very grown-up, pleased with my work and actually dedicated myself to it, however I used to be nonetheless only a youngster.”
The London-born, New York-raised actress made her onscreen appearing debut at age 9 on a 1995 episode of All My Youngsters. Her film debut, Garden Canine, a fantasy drama that handled themes of kid molestation, was launched simply two years later.
Barton wrote in her essay that “whereas the crew did every little thing to make sure that I wasn’t uncovered to the realities of what all that meant, after I did press for the movie, it grew to become clear that it was very mature content material.”