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How many times have you been watching a movie and it cuts to a flashback, but the child they cast as the younger version of the protagonist has no similarities to the adult actor? I find it happens more often than not and it is unbelievably distracting. Save for casting within the family (whaddup Smiths and Culkins), we’ll never get an exact replica of what Bradley Cooper might have looked like as a child actor, but sometimes it seems as though casting directors don’t even try.

It is understandable that, should the flashback require extensive acting, a casting director would choose the child that was more natural on screen over a child that had naturally curly hair or bright green eyes. However, I’m a firm believer in that if you look for it, you’ll find it. Rather than order a day’s worth of child actors to read for a role, »

- Mallorie Halsall

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