I was captivated by Smollett’s dramatic proficiency with the role of Eve Batiste in Eve’s Bayou (1997). Sometimes for me there is no better cinematic experience than to watch in awe, a gifted child actor do what he or she does. What happened to this unforgettable child actress?
Well, she’s not a child anymore. Though she has worked since Eve’s Bayou (several guest TV appearances), she’s only done three or four movies since then. Eve’s Bayou is the only movie I’ve ever seen her in. She is still unknown to many. I had to do an internet search to identify her. She hasn’t been on the big screen much since Eve’s Bayou because she has either eschewed the business or because there are few decent roles available for her. There may not be any decent roles for her.
I read that she’s an aspiring recording artist. Our loss. It's too bad.