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Oliwia Dabrowska has spoken of her 'years of trauma and shame' after her role in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. How have other child actors reacted to their roles in disturbing movies – and how do directors protect them?
The movie industry has a bag of tricks to get children to do what a director wants, from opening up a present to get that "excited" reaction shot, to telling the kid their dog has died to wring out the tears. The latter is frowned upon these days, though it still works on many grownup actors. But what if the child is in a movie they would be way too young to watch?
The issue resurfaced recently when Oliwia Dabrowska recounted how her role as the totemic Girl in the Red Coat in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List had "led to years of trauma and shame". Not because of the experience itself, »
- Steve Rose
The former child star revealed about being invited to nightclubs at an early age and how she was able to avoid falling into bad habits in the latest issue of Haute Living magazine, the Daily Mail reported.
She said that she would get invited to Studio 54, but she'd leave before all the craziness and drugs happened.
While still a teen, Brooke famously bared her midriff in a sexy 1980 Calvin Klein advert.
Though many. »
- Amith Ostwal
After breaking into the film industry at the ripe age of 12 playing a child prostitute in Louis Malle’s "Pretty Baby," Brooke Shields went on to star in feature films and be featured on countless magazine covers. It's safe to say the former child star was also introduced to the wild world of Hollywood very early.
In the new issue of Haute Living, Shields reveals that although she entered show business as a child, she was "unfazed" by her risque roles at the time. “I think that the reason why I was unfazed was because there was an innocence to the characters,” Shields explains, adding, “In 'Pretty Baby' the director didn’t want a little Lolita, he wanted an innocent kid and he got that.”
Still, critics called the film child pornography and Shields' mom Teri became a target for the negativity. “She kept so much from me, »
- Leigh Blickley
My First R-rated Movie Or…
How I Became The 007 Of Covert Forbidden Film Viewing
By Alex Simon
For those of us who grew up in the suburbs in the pre-home video, pre-Internet and pre-cable TV 1970s and early ‘80s, there were few dangerous pleasures as heady as sneaking into an R-rated movie at the local multiplex. The multiplex cinema was a ‘70s phenomenon that made regulating children’s viewing habits infinitely more difficult than the old days of stand-alone, single screen theaters. Ironically, the new freedom that filmmakers enjoyed with the advent of the MPAA rating system in late 1968 was almost in perfect synch with the rise of multi-screen cinemas. Some things do happen for a reason.
You never forget your first...
My first R-rated film was during Thanksgiving of 1976. We were visiting my dad’s family in Birmingham, Alabama and the men adjourned after dinner to go see Two Minute Warning, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Brooke Shields has signed up for the Air Force -- or at least the Air Force as it's portrayed on "Army Wives." "Pretty Baby" star Shields will join the cast of the Lifetime series for its seventh season, the network said Thursday. Also read: Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain to Star in "The Exorcist" Play (Yes, Really) Shields will play Katherine "Kat" Young, a brash, brilliant Air Force colonel and crack C-17 pilot who clashes with Gen. Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) shortly after arriving at Joint Base Marshall Bring. But after Young and Holden's »
- Tim Kenneally
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