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The Most Controversial Roles Featuring Child Actors

Updated September 23, 2021 1.7m views10 items

Sometimes child actors portray roles that deal with adult subject matter. Some of the most mature roles taken by child stars, however, may leave some questioning the director’s artistic intent. Of course, directors often take steps to limit children’s exposure to sexual and violent scenarios, but sometimes the age of the actors involved and the intensity of the subject matter can cause concern among audiences. We need to remember, though, when examining the controversy over children playing these parts the most important perspective is that of the young actors themselves.