The All-New Mickey Mouse Club was a reboot of the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club—the rebooted show featured comedy sketches, music videos, celebrity guests, and new talented young performers. From 1989 to 1995, this popular show gave many of those young performers their start. Some stars included Justin Timberlake, who started in the show from 1993 to 1994; Christina Aguilera, who performed alongside Timberlake from 1993 to 1994; and Britney Spears from 1993 to 1996. Now, years later, one of these stars is finally speaking out.
Britney Spears Becomes a Star
After years of controversy and gossip, Spears (41) is ready to tell her story. They were following her work on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, Spears began a solo career. Her debut came as an opening act for NSYNC, where her first album, Baby One More Time (1999), took off, debuting as number one on the US Billboard 200 and selling over 10 million copies in a year.
This fast success launched Spears into stardom as her album became the biggest-selling album by a teenage artist. Her success continued into the 2000s with new albums, tours, and performances. At the MTV Video Music Awards, Spears and Christian Aguilera she performed “Like a Virgin” with Madonna, quickly becoming one of the best moments of MTV Video Music Awards.
Among all the success and glamor, Spears faced a lot of controversy. As some of her personal choices hit social media, Spears faced high criticism from many. Finally, after years of staying quiet, she speaks out to tell her story.
Britney Speaks Out
Spears shares her story in a recent exclusive interview with People. Spears told people:
Another dream has been to reclaim her voice. “Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me,” she says. “After getting out of my conservatorship, I was finally free to tell my story without consequences from the people in charge of my life.”
In her new memoir, “The Woman in Me,” available in stores on October 24, 2023, Spears now shares her story with the world. For years, Spears has been surrounded by conspiracy, rumors, and others telling what they thought was the truth about this pop star. Through this memoir, Spears will be able to tell her story.
Spears hopes that by sharing her story, she can inspire others to “speak up. Be loud. Know your worth. Inspire people and, most of all, just be kind.”
The book gets into her experiences as part of The Mouseketeers on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, her friendship with other stars such as Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell, and Ryan Gosling, and even her relationship with star Justin Timberlake.
Britney Spears is ready to tell her story in her own words. “Over the past 15 years or even at the start of my career, I sat back while people spoke about me and told my story for me,” she says. Read our exclusive interview: https://t.co/t3BqSptJmQ pic.twitter.com/VgKqnRZnSc
— People (@people) October 17, 2023
Spears also gets into emotional topics in her memoir. Looking at how constant criticism of her looks and body image impacted her emotionally. Spears also gets into the conservatorship that was in place until recently. In 2021, Spears testified in open court, which was a significant step in having the conservatorship terminated.
The little girl who starred in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is now a grown woman and ready to share her story with the world.