No more Little Miss Sunshine. Remember Abigail Breslin, the small precocious lead of everyone's favorite film from 2006? Well that image will forever be seared out of your head when you see this new one. Breslin—who hasn't had as big a starring role since Sunshine, but can be seen currently in Ender's Game—is 17 now, and behaving like it. The actress released a few stills from her recent photo shoot with controversial Hollywood photographer Tyler Shields to her Instagram, and as is Shields' wont, they are racy.
Speaking with E! News, Shields, who directed Breslin last year in the recently completed Final Girl, said of the shoot: "I wanted to do something iconic with her, something simple but timeless. She's the perfect subject for something like this. Incredibly talented, beautiful actress but no one has ever seen her like this. There's fun in that—showing someone to the world for the first time."
Breslin herself said she's not out to make some grand, grown-up statement: "I don't make these conscious decisions to do it to like prove to the world that I'm grown up. I think people see my work and see what I do and see that I'm grown up. But yeah, I'm almost 18. Every headline for the past three years has been 'Abigail Breslin All Grown Up,' so I am kind of growing up. I do want to try different things but its all for fun."
Scroll down for another image from the shoot.