Child Actors, Adult Themes
May 10, 2005 11:20 PM Subscribe
I've seen a lot of movies and TV shows in which child actors play characters who, among other things, discuss sexual abuse, point and shoot guns, speak swear words, and witness violence, drug use and miscellaneous depravity. Do these kids suffer any ill effects from this kind of acting?
posted by Saucy Intruder to media & arts (16 answers total)
(I'm fully familiar with the washed-up child actor meme
- I want to know only if there are any documented psychological consequences from acting in scenes involving disturbing subject matter.)