Danica McKellar of ‘The Wonder Years’ explains why she turned a mathematician and stopped performing

McKellar’s younger son Draco lately interviewed his mother for ET, asking her, “You were about my age when you acted in ‘The Wonder Years.’ What do you remember most about those years?”

McKellar stated it was arduous to stability work and college.

“What I remember the most is juggling being an actress and doing my schoolwork,” she stated. “It was a lot of going back and forth to the school trailer.”

Whereas taking a break from performing for a while, she turned an acclaimed mathematician. McKellar has additionally authored 11 youngsters’s books about math.

Her son requested why.

“When and why did you decide to take a break from acting and become a mathematician?” Draco requested.

“I went to UCLA, but when I got to school, everywhere I went, people all over campus would shout across campus, you know, ‘Hey Winnie!’ or ‘Hey, loved you on ‘The Wonder Years!'” McKellar stated of her character on the present, Winnie Cooper. “I couldn’t get away from it. So I needed to find out how I was valuable outside of Winnie Cooper, and math was challenging and I did well at it. And I love this feeling that my value, the important stuff had nothing to do with how I looked or television.”

She additionally instructed her son that whereas the performing life is difficult, she would help him if he selected that path.

“Draco, I will support you whatever you wanna do. I would put you in acting classes and I would help guide you through it,” she stated.