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My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, 'OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it's like.' I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing 'Memory.' I was terrible. Terrible.
Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child.
Having been a child actor, I remember how directors would trick me to get good performances out of me. I don't think you need to do that.
I have a career I am proud of as a child actor. I'm not running away from it or embarassed with anything I did.
It's difficult being a child actor. I don't think everything beautiful has to be exploited. Some things can be beautiful and left beautiful.
I've never really felt like I was a child actor. Just an actor who happened to be quite young.
For a child actor, it's a matter of listening, reacting, and being able to put yourself in a new place without being scared.
A lot of people try to paint this child actor stigma, but I always looked at it as a great opportunity.
Zachery Ty Bryan
Going from a child actor to an adult actor is not an easy thing, and I was sort of lost in a no man's land for a while, trying to figure out who I was as a person, and going from a young actor to an adult actor.
C. Thomas Howell
Not a lot of people make that transition from child actor to bigger, better roles.
I was never a child actor. I was a child performer.
I wanted to be a child actor so bad that every day I'd beg my parents if I could audition, but my mom said, 'Not until you can drive yourself to auditions.'
Adolescence is a tough one to be a child actor.
I was a child actor. I was this spaz kid diagnosed with ADHD, and I worked all the time.
There are certain expectations that are put on you as a child actor, but mainly it's just turn up and say your lines with a lot of energy and a cute smile.
My daughter's wanted to be an actress since she was six years old, but I didn't want her to go through the same experiences as I did as a child actor.
My mom had an audition for a commercial when I was about two and a half, and I ran in crying and interrupted her. They thought I was cute so they offered me a commercial role. My mom was skeptical and a bit nervous about the child actor thing, but I was extremely bossy and convinced them I wanted to try it.
I didn't want to be a former child actor for the rest of my life, although in some ways I suppose I am. I am going to be that.
I wasn't like a Hollywood child actor - 'I'm five! I can sing, I can dance, I can act! I wanna be a star!'
I hate the stereotype of the pitfalls of the child actor. There are so many amazing examples - Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jodie Foster, Drew Barrymore - of people who have made it through.
I don't feel I was ever a 'famous' child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace - not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded.
I was a child actor in radio, and there's not many of us left.
Dick Van Patten
I guess I was a child actor. Acting was one of the things I did alongside going to school: I'd be playing guitar, I'd be playing soccer, and I would be acting in movies.
The hardest thing in acting is going from child actor to adult actor. It's taken me a long time.
I come from a very uncool profession: being a washed up child actor.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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