When you’re a star, it’s normal to have slumps. We all remember the comebacks of incredible celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder or Alain Juppé. There are even series that are catching up really well after one or two really bad seasons and it’s really remarkable to be able to make a big comeback on the front of the stage. And then there are some stars who came back (or worse, never left) but no one really noticed…
1. Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne was our idol in the 2000s with her pencil under her eyes, her tie and her pink lock. Everyone knows Complicated, Sk8er Boi and girlfriend but most people don’t know that she didn’t end her career at all afterwards. After an album in 2013 and another in 2019, Avril Lavigne even released a track, Flameswith MOD SUN in 2021.
2. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Everyone knows Sarah Michelle Gellar for her starring role in buffy the vampire slayer but we also saw it in scream 2, Scooby Doo and The Grudge. It was thought that the American star had since stopped appearing on screen, but in truth, you can see her in small roles on television from time to time.
3. Sheryfa Luna
You thought Sheryfa Luna quit music after the success of He had the words and Like before ? Well no. The singer has not actually released an album since 2010 but she still made her comeback in 2016 with the single wonder woman but no one remembers. She released two other singles in 2017 and 2018 but since then it has been radio silence.
4. Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub is an American actor who played in many many films in the 90s but for the youngest, he remains today “the guy of monks“. In fact, Tony failed to land any good roles after this series and almost all of the projects he was involved in were canceled or had very little success. However, he hangs on as best he can and we are wholeheartedly with him.
Alizée is a star of the 2000s and thousands of children had posters with her head hanging in their rooms. Between 2000 and 2004, Alizée sold six million records but the fans got tired quickly. After winning the fourth season of Dance with the starsshe attempted a comeback in 2013 with her album 5 and continues in 2014 with Blonde hair but it is a commercial failure. Today, Alizée devotes herself to dance and has left her musical career behind.
6. Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin would have liked to become a great actor but his image of a small boy and his family problems did not help his career. After the worldwide success of Mom, I missed the plane, Macaulay Culkin chained several main roles in films adored by the public. The problem is that he never succeeded in his comeback afterward despite many tries. A few years ago, he even tagged JK Rowling on twitter to ask her for a role in his next movie (unsuccessfully).
All the teenagers of the 2000s know hey oh and Hot to me!. However, no one knows Until tomorrow and You talk too much. Why ? Because these songs are from the album What love of Tragedy, album released in 2020 after 15 years of absence and without any promotion. I’ll spare you the extra effort: it’s very bad.
I want to cry with emotion every time I listen Last Dance but there is something that makes me cry even more (with discomfort): Kyo’s comeback. So okay, the song The Graal worked really well and it stays in your head for hours but still, you have to move on.