Danica McKellar is an actress who some entertainment observers believe is 'stuck' in the 'safe' box that comes when enters Hollywood as a child star. One of the greatest challenges is to break out of the safe 'box' that fans become comfortable putting an actor into because they watched the individual when they were very young.
She has tried with some of her television projects and magazine photo shoots to show a more 'mature' version of herself but she still leaves some observers with the impression that she has not gone 'all in' with regards to breaking out of the 'safe' box.
In the past actresses who wanted to 'break out of the box' have taken on some very challenging roles that literally shocked their fan base and film observers while also proving to members of the film industry that they possessed the talent, the grit and most importantly, the desire to be great.
One actress who is now an Oscar award winner gained the attention of numerous casting agents, directors and producers when she played a crack addict and was so believable that people soon stopped thinking of her as a beauty pageant winner and instead recognized her considerable acting skill. She did not gain notice for an intimate film scene or for acting in some outlandish, attention getting manner in public but instead for her acting.
If Danica McKellar wants to truly be seen as a serious adult actress some entertainment observers believe she must take on a role that will 'shock' them and her fans whether it be as a femme fatale where she seduces someone or even as a villain.
Danica McKellar surprised many of her fans with her gorgeous 'adult' body when she modelled lingerie in Maxim and now in 2015 it might once again be time for her to surprise viewers with a gritty, dramatic, tough performance in a role that no one would anticipate from her.
Change is often a good thing for most people and in 2015 this is one change that could open the floodgates in terms of acting opportunities for Danica McKellar.