Whenever I see a kid pop up in a film or TV show I’m watching, I’m usually like, “Whoa, kid, get off my screen.” Because most children are terrible actors. They don’t understand the craft. Thankfully, today’s child actors on shows like Blackish and Modern Family are not only adorable but even tolerable. They’re talented, articulate, not at all obnoxious and seem like they’ll turn out to be well-adjusted adults, unlike the kid stars of yore (although who can know). A few of these little actors participated in a roundtable with Vulture about what it’s like being tiny and famous on TV right now: the kids from Fresh Off the Boat (Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen), my favorite Black-ish duo (Miles Brown and Marsai Martin), Modern Family’s Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Dr. Ken’s Albert Tsai. When asked about their first acting jobs, Hudson recalls a role in the indie film Sisterhood of Night at age 9—“I didn’t have to do much. I was the younger brother of the daughter who was in this cult,” he says. “So basically I had three lines, said those three lines, got out, never seen ‘em again.” Albert names Trophy Wife and says, simply,… Read full this story
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