"Sixth Sense" star Haley Joel Osment started trending last week when he popped up on the streets of Los Angeles looking totally unrecognizable -- and now he's speaking out about his shocking appearance.
Sporting a Hitler mustache and speaking in front of Nazi propaganda, the 26-year-old was a far cry from the adorable little moppet who used to see dead people.
While it quickly became clear he was in costume for a new Kevin Smith movie, the actor still addressed his look in a new interview with "Access Hollywood Live."
"It is kind of funny," he says. "Back in the day if someone took a picture of you walking around dressed as a Nazi the context wouldn't be clear, but luckily on Twitter everyone was like ''Oh, ok it's a Kevin Smith movie.'"
"It is not a popular look, the armband and everything but yeah there was a reason for wearing it," he continued.
With roles in upcoming films like Smith's "Yoga Hosers" and "Tusk," as well as a part in the "Entourage" movie, Osment is forcing people to see him as an adult ... but he still has nothing but love for his child star past.
"People certainly have an engrained image in their minds and it comes from something I was fortunate to have, being in these films that are seen around the world and everything. It still amazes me," he says."
"It is probably the wrong move to try to shatter that image, I'm proud of those movies," Osment adds. "It is fun when just through the natural course of things, like Tusk and Entourage, it does give people a different look into what I'm doing. That's why the business is so fun."
Check out the gallery above to see what more former child stars look like now!