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Minnie Driver Shares Opinion on Child Actors: 'I Will Never Believe a Set is a Good Place for a Child'

Minnie Driver Shares Opinion on Child Actors: 'I Will Never Believe a Set is a Good Place for a Child'

Minnie Driver is sharing her opinion of child actors.

It all started when a fan reached out and wrote, “we have a very talented very curly haired little 10yr old girl here who is auditioning to play The Rock’s daughter! Can you offer up any advice for her? :)”

Minnie bluntly responded, “Finish school.”

She then clarified, “Just gave what might be interpreted as a dismissive response 2 children acting. I should clarify:Ive worked with lots of child actors and they are great(mostly) However I will never 4 a sec believe a set is a good place for a child. Education can only ever make you a better actor.”

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  • Just Saying

    I think it depends, specially on how the parents manage it. They can either be like Hilary Duff/Chloe Morerz’s parents who are more supportive, or like Lindsay Lohan/Millie Bobby Brown’s who are exploitative.

  • Anna A Kitiona

    I totally agree with Minnie. Whilst a parent is the best safeguard towards a child’s innocence, they are still too young to understand what is happening on set. There is no way that a parent can safeguard and explain everything that the child is experiencing/has heard/has seen on set. Especially with some roles that expects children to be swearing, exposed to violence, horror etc. Some of the nasty things they can be exposed to are the people that they actually work with. Whilst I know that this is not the case for all child actors, Hollywood is a place of double standards. People only want to get rich, famous and honestly would not care about the well-being (emotionally, psychologically) of a child.

  • Buffy

    I’ve read a lot of stories about Millie on blind sites and if even half of them are true I hope to god that girl has someone else looking out for her.

  • Just Saying

    Yeah you can see she is being overexposed too. Even her “relationship” is, it sucks because she is a kid and clearly her parents and PR people aren’t doing anything to protect her from all of it, instead taking every chance they have to get her to be in the news.