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20th Apr '14 3:43:19 PM
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# On a similar note, several countries require a parent or legal guardian to be present whenever a child actor is on the set. It's challenging enough arranging for a child to take days or weeks off school to appear in a film or television program; asking their parent to give up the same amount of time as well is doubly complicated.
20th Dec '13 12:01:02 AM
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# [[StageMom Stage parents]] can be a pain in the ass for filmmakers, butting in and [[WagTheDirector trying to dictate]] various parts of the production.
# [[StageMom Stage parents]] can be a pain in the ass for filmmakers, butting in and [[WagTheDirector trying to dictate]] various parts of the production. ---- This trope is less noticeable with females as it is with males as females tend to fully mature physically at an earlier age, usually by 14 or 15. Males, on the other hand, tend to not fully mature until their late teens (usually between 17 and 19). Which makes a man in his 20s (or kid in his late teens, for that matter) playing a 15-year-old less believable than it is with a woman of the same age playing a 15-year-old. Further making it worse is the fact that most shows focus on the actor's faces. A woman can keep very similar facial features even after going through puberty, whereas the deepened voice and the stubble on a guy's face (even if a guy shaves, it's still faintly noticeable) make the age gap much more noticeable. 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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