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has anyone ever noticed how american shows have 22 year olds playing kids in thier teens , james van der beek a.k.a dawson from dawsons creek is like 21 and he playes a 15 going on 16 year old along with the rest of the cast .
why is this do 15 year olds like like 8 year olds on camera
(1) A lot easier to get around child-labor laws if the actors are older
(2) A lot easier to deal with school, then, also.
3) They go out of their way to make them sex symbols, and many find it morally repugnent to do so to a 15 year old.
4) Also 18 year olds and up generally are more sexy and give the kids who watch a fanatsy to cling to. (We all know no 15 year old is stacked like these girls, and has crystal clear complextions that they do.)
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(5) More polished actors, who can handle better roles
How about when Robin Williams plays 20 year olds?
09-30-2002, 02:48 PM
It's not just American shows, though. On 24seven there are actors- who are supposed to be high schoolers at a boarding school- who are in their 20's, at least one of them is 23!
09-30-2002, 02:49 PM
oops, I left out the part about it being a UK show, sorry.
09-30-2002, 04:12 PM
Mmmmm.... Katie Holmes at the beginning of the series.... I dunno how she looks now. Probably very nice still.
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