"The reason that we took 'Shake it Up' really in the first place was because we were about to be living on the street," she revealed. "So it wasn't really a choice there — though I did get off the channel at 15 and a half, so it wasn't even really that long of me being on it."
Thorne is far from the first star to slam Disney.
Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.
Demi Lovato called out Disney Channel for making a joke about eating disorders on "Shake it Up" back in 2011, while Rowan Blanchard called out the stifling culture at Disney:
“I worked for a corporation for four years that is known for silencing and crafting your voice, so with that I just had to very much stand my ground and separate myself, which I think I did,” Blanchard said in an interview with W magazine. “It’s nice now because now people don’t really recognize me from the show, they recognize me from my activism, which has been very comforting.”
For Thorne, it seems to have all worked out for the best.
She's starring in "Midnight Sun" alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger, and "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" with Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Jacob Tremblay, and Kathy Bates. Looks like that one bikini photo didn't do much damage to Thorne's career at all.