Breslin broke onto the Hollywood at just 9, playing Olive in the 2006 hit movie.
It landed her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
“I would never want to distance myself from it. It opened so many doors for me and gave me so many opportunities and is the reason why I’m where I’m at today.”
Abigail Breslin will always be grateful for her star-making turn in “Little Miss Sunshine.”
But she says the role has also hindered her career.
“Sometimes people forget that I’m 25 years old and not 9 anymore. People tend to want to keep you in one specific pigeonhole.”
Her physical appearance may impact how Hollywood sees her.
“I’m really short 5’1″ and I look very little"
Her agent frequently gets from casting directors, "She’s a little young for it,”