I don’t know why this story fascinates me, considering I’m too old to have ever watched an episode of their show.I suppose Dylan’s story interests me because as a writer (or “content creator,” as the parlance is these days) there are seemingly endless stories about how business-side folks misuse the creators of their content.
Is there anything more entertaining to us looky-loos than when a former child star speaks out?
I mean, when the kid from “Two and a Half Men,” Angus T.
Jones, started ranting about how his show was “filth,” that was kind of sad.
But when it’s Dylan Sprouse, who for many years starred with his identical twin brother Cole Sprouse on the Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody” and “The Suite Life On Deck,” it’s pretty fascinating.
Instead, the Sprouses walked away from the table entirely, which meant no content (and thus no money, and no jobs) for anyone.
I’ll be fascinated to see if Disney responds to this, if at all.
March 2009 - Present Cole Sprouse is one of the Sprouse Brother twins.
In this clip for something called “Outtakes With Natalia” (Natalia, honey, you are going to get sued by “Sex and the City” for stealing their theme song), a now-grown-up and smoking hot Dylan Sprouse speaks out about why he and brother parted ways with the House of Mouse.
The tl;dr is that the brothers, who were already teenagers in the later seasons of the show, eventually wanted to head off to college and hoped that they could write and produce the last season of “The Suite Life On Deck.” The twins both wanted to get involved in the production side of things, but also were interested in introducing new, younger characters and setting up a series so the cast and crew could continue working while they went off to college.
Basically, according to Cheekbones Mc Gee, I mean, Dylan, Disney “laughed” at their idea …
then came back two weeks later , only with Selena Gomez attached, and no producer credit for the twins. These days, both young men are attending NYU and if Cheekbones’ comportment in the video is any indication, they have managed not to go Bieber/Lohan route.