History Analysis / DawsonCasting

24th Jun '16 2:31:06 PM Fangusu
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Although DawsonCasting is frequently ridiculed, mocked, and parodied, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.

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Although DawsonCasting is frequently ridiculed, mocked, and parodied, satirized, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.



# It is easier to tell a teenager apart from a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old does ''not'' look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. An adorable 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking like a teenager, then become a child again when they re-enter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.

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# It is easier to tell a teenager apart from a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old does ''not'' and a 21-year-old look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
exactly the same.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. An adorable 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking like a teenager, and then become a child again when they re-enter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.



# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices, particularly male ones, still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at a later age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult voice actors, especially female ones, do not have to deal with this difficulty, and are usually more experienced anyway.

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# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices, particularly especially male ones, still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at a later age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult voice actors, especially primarily female ones, do not have to deal with this difficulty, and are usually more experienced anyway.



This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actors' faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly visible even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]

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This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actors' faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly visible even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable convincing than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at 18-year-old Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, John, playing a high-school freshman.high school freshman on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't does not look right.]] Now look at 22-year-old Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman.freshman on the same show. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.This trope is not as obvious here.]]
24th May '16 12:23:18 AM DavidDelony
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# Most successful teen actors -- i.e., the ones with the most experience and impressive resumes -- are the child equivalents of Dawson Casting. This is because, compared to actual children, teenagers are more able to remember lines, and are less likely to go completely off the rails on some random whim.

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# Most successful teen actors -- i.e., the ones with the most experience and impressive resumes -- are the child equivalents of Dawson Casting. This is because, compared to actual children, teenagers are more able to remember lines, and are less likely to [[NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals go completely off the rails on some random whim.whim]].
1st May '16 4:33:22 PM Fangusu
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# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at a later age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors do not have to deal with this difficulty, and are usually more experienced anyway.
# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the United States, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved individuals are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various behaviors on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.

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# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) voices, particularly male ones, still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at a later age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors actors, especially female ones, do not have to deal with this difficulty, and are usually more experienced anyway.
# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the United States, laws]]; as per these regulations, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved individuals are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various behaviors on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.



This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actors' faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]

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This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actors' faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable visible even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]
24th Apr '16 1:13:11 PM Fangusu
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# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do to any other profession. There is a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to. This includes (in the UK and the USA) education requirements as well as restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# Related to the above, several countries require a parent or a legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well is even more difficult.

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# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do to any other profession. There is a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to. This includes (in the UK and the USA) education requirements as well as restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# Related to the above, several Many countries require a parent or a legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well is even more difficult.



# Television programs and movies tend to be filmed over several months and, in some cases, ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age gap between a 20 year old and a 23 year old, on the other hand, is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of them happens to look young for their age]], though that is less common.

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# Television programs and movies tend to be filmed over several months and, in some cases, ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age gap between a 20 year old and a 23 year old, on the other hand, is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of them happens to look young for their age]], though that is less common.conspicuous]].



# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the United States, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved actors are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various behaviors on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.
# Related to the above, Dawson Casting permits {{fanservice}} and [[ComedicUnderwearExposure some forms of humor]] without running into trouble. Laws against child pornography forbid not just actual child nudity, but also "sexualized depictions" of minors, which is just enough of a wild card to worry filmmakers: is an underwear shot a "sexualized depiction"?

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# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the United States, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved actors individuals are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various behaviors on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.
# Related to the above, Dawson Casting permits {{fanservice}} and as well as [[ComedicUnderwearExposure some forms of humor]] without running into trouble. Laws against child pornography In most countries, the above laws forbid not just actual child nudity, but also "sexualized depictions" sexualized depictions of minors, which is just enough of a wild card to worry filmmakers: is an filmmakers. An underwear shot shot, for example, can come across as a "sexualized depiction"?depiction" even if that was not the true intention.



This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actor's faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]

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This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actor's actors' faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]
24th Apr '16 12:39:17 AM Fangusu
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# Many actors who start their careers as children or teenagers do so because of [[PushyStageParent stage parents]] who not only cause long-term psychological harm, but are also considered a nuisance for filmmakers, as they frequently butt in and [[WagTheDirector try to dictate]] various parts of the production.

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# Many actors who start their careers as children or teenagers do so because of [[PushyStageParent stage parents]] parents]], who not only cause long-term psychological harm, but are also considered a nuisance for filmmakers, as they frequently butt in and [[WagTheDirector try to dictate]] various parts of the production.
22nd Apr '16 6:14:11 AM Fangusu
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Although DawsonCasting is a frequently ridiculed, mocked, and parodied, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.

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Although DawsonCasting is a frequently ridiculed, mocked, and parodied, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.
21st Apr '16 11:08:42 PM Fangusu
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Although DawsonCasting is a frequent target for ridicule, mockery, and parody, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.
# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do to any other profession. There is a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to, including (in the UK and the USA) education requirements and restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# Related to the above, several countries require a parent or a legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well complicates things further.

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Although DawsonCasting is a frequent target for ridicule, mockery, frequently ridiculed, mocked, and parody, parodied, there are actually many practical reasons for this trope's usage.
# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do to any other profession. There is a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to, including to. This includes (in the UK and the USA) education requirements and as well as restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# Related to the above, several countries require a parent or a legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well complicates things further.is even more difficult.



# The pressures of stardom are harder for a teenager to handle than a young adult. A young adult is far less likely to leave a show after one season (or a film series after one entry) to focus on their education than an actual teenager is.
# It is easier to see the differences between a teenager and a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old does ''not'' look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. An adorable 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking Fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking like a teenager, then become a child again when they reenter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.

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# The Teenagers are less capable than young adults of effectively handling the pressures of stardom are harder for stardom. Furthermore, a teenager to handle than a young adult. A young adult is far less more likely to leave a show after one season (or a film series after one entry) to focus on their education than an actual teenager is.
education.
# It is easier to see the differences between tell a teenager and apart from a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old does ''not'' look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. An adorable 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking Fanservice fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking like a teenager, then become a child again when they reenter re-enter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.



# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at an older age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors do not present these difficulties, and are usually more experienced anyway.

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# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice at an older a later age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors do not present these difficulties, have to deal with this difficulty, and are usually more experienced anyway.
21st Apr '16 10:56:38 PM Fangusu
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# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do any other profession. There are a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to, including (in the UK and the USA) education requirements and restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# On a similar note, several countries require a parent or legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well is doubly complicated.

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# Labor laws and regulations apply to acting just as they do to any other profession. There are is a whole string of laws that child actors are subject to, including (in the UK and the USA) education requirements and restrictions on night shoots and work hours. These conditions are rarely convenient when one is trying to meet the deadlines for finishing a film or a TV season.
# On a similar note, Related to the above, several countries require a parent or a legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It is challenging enough arranging for a child to take many weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their caregiver to sacrifice the same amount of time as well is doubly complicated.complicates things further.



# It is easier to see the difference between a teenager and a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors, on the other hand, are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old ''does not'' look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. A cute 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking Fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking almost teenage, then become childlike again when they reenter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.
# Television series tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference between a 20 year old and a 23 year old is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of them happens to look young for their age]], though that is, a little more often than not, not the case.
# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice afterwards, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors do not have these difficulties, and usually have more experience anyway.
# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the US, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved actors are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various acts on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.
# Related to the above, Dawson Casting permits {{fanservice}} and [[ComedicUnderwearExposure some forms of humor]] without running into legal trouble. Laws against child pornography forbid not just actual child nudity, but also "sexualized depictions" of minors, which is just enough of a wild card to worry filmmakers: is an underwear shot a "sexualized depiction"?
# Most successful teen actors -- i.e., the ones with the most experience and impressive resumes -- are the child-analogues of Dawson Casting because, compared to actual children, they are more able to remember lines, and are less likely to go completely off the rails on some random whim.
# Many actors who get into showbiz as children or teenagers do so because of [[PushyStageParent stage parents]] who, in addition to being psychologically harmful, can be a nuisance for filmmakers, as they frequently butt in and [[WagTheDirector try to dictate]] various parts of the production.

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# It is easier to see the difference differences between a teenager and a young adult if you yourself fall into either one of these age categories. Professional casting directors, on the other hand, directors are usually middle-aged or older. To them, a 16-year-old ''does not'' does ''not'' look noticeably younger than a 21-year-old.
# Puberty tends to be fickle. A cute An adorable 14-year-old can transform into a gawky, gangly 16-year-old with rather shocking celerity, and even [[SheIsAllGrownUp grow up into a walking Fanservice repository]] by the time they are 18. Furthermore, most movies and TV programs are not filmed in the order that is shown on screen, so you could have someone leave a building as a child, appear outside looking almost teenage, like a teenager, then become childlike a child again when they reenter the building. This inconsistency will not happen if the actor has already completed puberty.
# Television series programs and movies tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even and, in some cases, ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference gap between a 20 year old and a 23 year old old, on the other hand, is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of them happens to look young for their age]], though that is, a little more often than not, not the case.
is less common.
# While animated characters present fewer problems, teen voices (sometimes in both sexes) still break without much warning. Therefore, even if an actor is capable of emulating their younger voice afterwards, at an older age, recording sessions become complicated. Adult (especially female) voice actors do not have present these difficulties, and are usually have more experience experienced anyway.
# [[PaedoHunt Obscenity and child porn laws.]] In the US, United States, it is generally illegal to show even simulated sex on film[[note]]And in many countries, even in animation.[[/note]] unless all of the involved actors are at least 18 years of age. Having adults play the characters allows the filmmakers to depict various acts behaviors on camera that would get them arrested if even one of the actors turned out to be 17 or younger.
# Related to the above, Dawson Casting permits {{fanservice}} and [[ComedicUnderwearExposure some forms of humor]] without running into legal trouble. Laws against child pornography forbid not just actual child nudity, but also "sexualized depictions" of minors, which is just enough of a wild card to worry filmmakers: is an underwear shot a "sexualized depiction"?
# Most successful teen actors -- i.e., the ones with the most experience and impressive resumes -- are the child-analogues child equivalents of Dawson Casting Casting. This is because, compared to actual children, they teenagers are more able to remember lines, and are less likely to go completely off the rails on some random whim.
# Many actors who get into showbiz start their careers as children or teenagers do so because of [[PushyStageParent stage parents]] who, in addition to being psychologically harmful, can be who not only cause long-term psychological harm, but are also considered a nuisance for filmmakers, as they frequently butt in and [[WagTheDirector try to dictate]] various parts of the production.



This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actor's faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age range playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]

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This trope works better with females than with males. Most shows focus on the actor's faces, and while girls can keep a very similar facial structure and vocal range even after going through puberty, boys tend to have a significantly deepened voice and a facial stubble, which is faintly noticeable even if it is shaved. Therefore, a man in his twenties or a boy in his late teens playing a 15-year-old is less believable than a woman or a girl within the same age range ranges playing a 15-year-old. For example, look at Austin St. John from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', at age 18, playing a high-school freshman. [[http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/31/63039052fc135e5f1bed3aa4349a0ace/l.jpg It doesn't look right.]] Now look at Creator/AmyJoJohnson, older than Austin at age 22, playing a character on the same show, also a high school freshman. [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/22800000/amy-jo-johson-amy-jo-johnson-22845809-1024-768.jpg It's noticeably less obvious.]]
21st Apr '16 4:31:09 AM Metalhead14
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# Television series tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference between a 20 year old and a 23 year old is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of the happens to look young for their age]], though that is, a little more often than not, not the case.

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# Television series tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference between a 20 year old and a 23 year old is not as conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of the them happens to look young for their age]], though that is, a little more often than not, not the case.
21st Apr '16 4:30:43 AM Metalhead14
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# Television series tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference between a 20 year old and a 23 year old is not as conspicuous]].

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# Television series tend to be filmed over the course of several months and even ''years''. Child actors run the risk of outgrowing their characters and, due to puberty, an 18 year old can look very different from a 15 year old. [[NotAllowedToGrowOld The age difference between a 20 year old and a 23 year old is not as conspicuous]].conspicuous]], [[OlderThanTheyLook unless one of the happens to look young for their age]], though that is, a little more often than not, not the case.
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