I have recently been thinking about my younger years and the celebrities I idolized like the current young girls idolize Zak Efron. My Zak Efron was Devon Sawa. Some might remember him from Little Giants, Casper, or Twister. Every time he smiled my heart melted and I knew I was going to marry him one day.
I remember watching Little Giants over and over just so I could see the beautiful Devon Sawa play football. Just last week I was flipping through the channels and happened to run across one of the networks playing Halloween movies. Luckily, Casper was on. I love when Casper is a real boy.
Back in my younger days I could have sworn Devon Sawa would be taking the same path as Leonardo DiCaprio, but I just can't seem to find him anywhere. Sure, I’ve searched for him online, but he hasn’t acted in anything in the last few years.
This leads me straight to my next question. Where in the world is Billy Gilman? Some of you may know him as the young country star who sang the touching song, “One Voice.” Secretly, I was a fan. I would never let anyone know, though – especially my little sister, who has every single one of his CD's. That little 12 year-old boy had the voice of an angel, and my little sister loved singing his songs because their voices were in the same range.
I searched for him online too, and it turns out he has recently released a few CD’s, none of which I’d heard of.
I just need to know where these two iconic young boys have gone and why they have not been around to make their mark in the 2000's. I understand that not every teen idol can be as big as Leo. I guess I’m a little disappointed, because these two young stars started out huge, but then faded out. If you had asked me ten years ago who I thought would be the next big things, it would have been these two boys, who are now men.
I still have hope for Devon Sawa and Billy Gilman. Maybe in the next ten years Devon Sawa will have a number one movie at the box office, Billy Gilman will have a number one Country album, and as for me, I will be Mrs. Sawa.