Oscar-nominated child actress Abigail Breslin, 17, aka 'Little Miss Sunshine,' tries to shed her young image with a recent big girl topless photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, E! News reported
Breslin made it big when she starred in "Little Miss Sunshine" as a young beauty contestant, which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress at age 9 in 2007, according to IMDb.com
She took the risqué photographs with a lighter hair color and dark color makeup, according to E! News.
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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."
Shields told E! News that Breslin showed a "more provocative" side of herself in the photographs, with a lollipop in her mouth while covering her bare breast with a sheet.
Breslin said in an October interview with ABC News
that her growing up has always been dramatized.
"My favorite thing in the world that me and my friends talk about is that I've been all grown up for about three years now," she told ABC News while promoting her current movie "Haunter," which was released Oct. 18. "Every single time I'm photographed anywhere, the headline is 'All Grown Up.' It's been about three years, I'm like, 'Okay, yeah, I'm all grown up.'"
Breslin, who also stars opposite Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley in the big budget sci-fi thriller "Ender's Game" that was released Nov. 1, said she is no different from any teenage who is finding out more about music – and boys.
"Boys and life. I mean, I’m 17," Breslin said in the ABC News interview. "So, basically that's the thing that runs through my head every day, so yeah, lots about boys."
Breslin said she believes her transformation from child roles to young adult movies has been good and hoped that smooth transition will continue.
"I wish I had some great story about the struggle of moving into the more adult roles, but I actually didn't," said Breslin. "It’s been pretty natural, the transition into the teen and adult realm. Hopefully it stays that way."
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