By Artist Shaan

Jena Malone, the star of "Stepmom," on her upbringing in Hollywood: I've always felt like a child.

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With almost 80 credits since the mid-1990s in films like Stepmom,

For Love of the Game, and Donnie Darko, if the entertainment industry were a school, Jena Malone would have graduated many times over by this point.

"However, there are some experiences that are not unique to adolescence, such as the first romantic scene.

It may not always be about the project, in my opinion.

It's about what you're going through as you begin to embrace your femininity, masculinity, or whatever other aspect of yourself you want, from the viewpoint of a child.