What Jamie Lynn Spears Learned From Britney Spears About Fame: ‘She Taught Me How to Protect Myself’

Actor Jamie Lynn Spears is closely associated with one of the most famous figures of the ’00s: Her big sister, singer Britney Spears. The two may have taken different paths to fame, but her sister pop star influenced the younger Spears in many ways. Find out what important lesson she taught her.

Britney Spears became famous at a young age

Britney Spears will be attending MTV Bash on June 28, 2003, in Hollywood, California.
Britney Spears will be attending MTV Bash on June 28, 2003, in Hollywood, California. | Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Artist Britney Spears came to prominence in the late ’90s and early 00s. Her debut album, “… Baby One More Time,” topped No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is considered one of the most successful major singles ever. The first album of the artist of the same name topped the Billboard 200 and won two Grammy nominations.

From there, follow the rise of Britney Spears. Follow me up … Baby once more with 2000s Oops!… I did it again and 2001’s Britney, which both appeared at the top of the Billboard 200. In addition to impressive sales and radio performances, the player was widely visited and won several awards, including a Grammy in 2005.

Her little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, followed suit

Jamie Lynn Spears at the 20th Annual Nickelodeon Children’s Choice Awards
Jamie Lynn Spears at the 20th Annual Nickelodeon Children ‘s Choice Awards | Chris Polk / FilmMagic

Jamie Lynn Spears chose a different focus. After making her debut in her older sister’s film, Crossroads, was cast in the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series That’s all. This led to her own show, the sitcom Zoey 101. Although she has recorded music in the years since, Jamie Lynn Spears is still a well-known actress.

“I’m sure subconsciously, maybe there was some kind of that,” she said Nylon in an interview in October 2020 whether her sister’s musical reputation followed her down a different path. “But for me, I enjoyed making up characters.” She said, “I remember thinking you can’t be a pop star at 9, it’s not sustainable. I was thinking, ‘I’ll do that later. ‘”

Britney Spears’ reputation has caused her problems

Britney Spears will leave the Los Angeles Superior County Courthouse after a child custody status hearing on May 6, 2008.
Britney Spears leaves Los Angeles Superior County courthouse after child custody status hearing on May 6, 2008. | Gabriel Bouys / AFP through Getty Images

About the time Jamie Lynn Spears left the spotlight continued Zoey 101’s the end of a series (and her life pregnancy), her older sister was experiencing her own changes. In 2006, Britney Spears filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Federline. The following year, she made headlines after entering a medical facility.

In early 2008, Britney Spears made a brief commitment to psychiatric care, which resulted in her being placed under controlled custody, among others, of her father, Jamie Spears. Over the past decade, conservation has come to a new light, and Britney Spears is currently fighting to end it.

Jamie Lynn Spears on what she learned from his sister

Britney Spears and Jamie-Lynn Spears
Britney Spears and Jamie-Lynn Spears Kevin Mazur Archive 1 / WireImage

The differences in their careers extend beyond the type of hobby they have chosen. “I was always able to see that bird’s eye view of the bigger picture [of fame], ”Jamie Lynn Spears told Nylon.

“I was able to see from a different perspective by looking at someone who is now clearly an image, my sister, going through,” the actor continued. “She went from this small town to be this great megister who will always be remembered, and seeing how she handled it so honestly, to me, that was so brave.”

Jamie Lynn Spears said of his famous sister, “She was open with me about it. She taught me to protect myself. And I think I learned how to be strong, but also to be honest, and it was 100% helpful in every way. ”

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