In my investigation the other day, I noticed most of her friends and peers are having significantly more commercial success. I didn't even realize that while filming web series with Annie, Jayden has had a recurring role on DIsney's Coop and Cami as the main character's girlfriend for the last couple of years. That along with a small parts on Criminal Minds, a Tia Mowry sitcom, a Jim Carey Showtime gig and two feature length films. Not to mention a tour with Echosmith (hit "Cool Kids"). Her Netflix movie co-starred Lilia's girlfriend and Hayden. HAYDEN! He can't act his way out of a paper bag, was blacklisted in the tween web industry (by Annie) and he is still out-booking her. Indiana scored what looks like an Indie film, where she is billed just after Mira Sorvino and Sean Astin (Goonies, Stranger Things), along with a guest role on a primetime network sitcom (Single Parents).
So what's the deal? I theorized just yesterday that Annie is just done with it all, and was intentionally tanking her career, but now I am not sure. It has been speculated that the child entertainment industry is essentially just a casting couch, leading to the mess with Ricky Garcia, and used to provide explanations for tragedies from Corey Haim to Amanda Bynes. We also know talented kids like Dakota Fanning can seem to bypass it, scoring killer roles from day one without ever playing The Hollywood Game. But Annie isn't talented. We can explain her Brat roles by monetary contribution (EP billing), subscriber count, and bullying father, but even her current employer, Nick, seems to require more from her before actually putting her on the air. Hopefully her commercial failure means she his refusing to play the game and is being kept safe despite her parents terrible choices in life?