What do they tell child actors about the intense films they star in?

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  1. Zane Charron

    Zane Charron Second Unit

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    I was watching 'The Shining' the other day and came to this question. What do they (directors, actors, producers, parents, etc) tell child actors that appear in films that would be considered much too mature for them to watch, let alone make?

    Haley Joel Osment in "The Sixth Sense", Danny Lloyd in the aforementioned 'The Shining', Linda Blair in 'The Exorcist' or Harvey Stevens as Damien in "The Omen"? What about films that contain a lot of foul language or instense situations? I'm sure some of them are mature beyond their years and can handle/understand what they are doing, but what about the others?

    Would these kids even be able to SEE the final product until they are older?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. TyC

    TyC Stunt Coordinator

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    Danny in The Shining didn't actually see
     
  3. Richard Kim

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    I beleive in the documentary in the original Exorcist DVD, Linda Blair talks about her experiences in filming, in particlular the "crucifix" scene. [​IMG]
     

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