Most inappropriate and controversial child actors' roles
In the era of #metoo movement and the time when the world of Hollywood is thinking about how to make the things better and easier for women, going through this list is like putting salt in wounds! It is already unpleasant to experience this as an adult, imagine how horrible and traumatizing it is when you go through it as a little kid! Some roles are difficult even for adults to portray but these kids played them like age was not a matter to consider at all! Here are some of the most inappropriate and controversial child actors' roles!
Besides speaking fluently 5 languages (English, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and French), the star of "Black Swan" finished the career of Psychology at Harvard University. Since she is one of the most talented and versatile artists of her generation, it is not surprising that at the same time she studied classical and modern dance, and found time to attend numerous courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Her debut in action thriller "Léon: The Professional", opposite Jean Reno, was amazing, touching and unforgettable. She started her career at a high level and still tries to keep it that way. She appeared in movies "Closer", "Jackie" and "Black Swan", for which she was nominated for Academy Award and for the last one she received an Oscar. Nathalie is also a screenwriter and director, too. For the movie, Léon: The Professional the actress was only 11. The movie involved smoking and a lot of violence!
Despite having become famous in Hollywood and at the age of 14 years, the winner of an Oscar for her roles in "The Accused" and "The silence of the lambs" never allowed fame to let her forget about education. When she decided to pursue academic studies, she opted for English Literature and was soon a graduate and received an honorary doctorate from Yale University. By the way, did you know that she even doubted herself in the French versions of her films?
The role she played in Taxi Driver was one of not an easy one even for an adult to depict! To play the role of an underage pr*st*tute, she went under the security of the Los Angeles Welfare Board. She even went through an interview for four hours to be able to play this role and she was only 12! Jodie said: "They were very uncomfortable about my character. Nobody knew how to direct me."
Shields gained attention as a teenager for her provocative ads for Calvin Klein and her role in the movie Pretty Baby but began modeling when she was only 11 months old. Actress and photo model Brooke Christa Shields was born on May 31, 1965. Over the years, an American celebrity could be admired in many television and film roles. Women are not alien to the performance on the stage of the theater. Playing so many nude scenes at the age of 11 was not something pleasant but seems like she does not regret it one bit!
When she was asked about how she felt about all the controversial roles, she said: "I was proud of them then and I'm proud still. Actually, I'm proud of all the things that have been surrounded by the most controversy. Not the less–than–stellar things I went on to do. Working with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli in the 1981 drama, Endless Love, or Woody Allen in Annie Hall (sadly Shields's scenes ended up on the cutting room floor) were experiences the actress wouldn't have forfeited for anything."
"But isn't it funny that that's taboo and yet what is being done and seen [on screen] now is such that you have to have censorship on every button in your house? You have to be so vigilant these days, but it wasn't like that when I was nine. It's complicated but I do think that we have changed our perception of things. I also think that there is something in real true youthful innocence that doesn't go immediately to the sordid. I was getting validated and I was getting attention. I was supported and I was loved and it was real at the time. I don't ever look back at what I did and cringe."
This young actress started her career at the age of seven in the 2001 film "I Am Sam". For this role, Sean Penn's daughter, she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, which makes her the youngest nominee in this award history. She was people's beloved, Dakota appeared in Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005) and Charlotte's Web (2006). Now she is more than 20 and still acting. You could see her in movies: "Effie Gray", "Now Is Good" or "American Pastoral".
The movie that caused so much stir was Hounddog. Especially one of the scenes, in particular, was what got everyone worried about the little star as she was only 12 years old when she played this role! There is no nudity in this movie, all you can see is her face and hands but still, it was pretty disturbing! The actress, however, did not seem to mind it! She said: "It’s not really happening. It’s a movie, and it’s called acting. I’m not going through anything."
Back when the star was only 11 years old, she played in the movie Interview with the Vampire. As an 11-year-old, Kristen is one of the stars on our list who did not like the experience she had during this movie at all! She said: "It was horrible, and I hated it. Brad and Tom were like my big brothers on the set, so it was like kissing your big brother — totally gross! He said, ‘How do you think I feel? I have to kiss a little girl.’ It was awful!"
Kirsten Dunst commented on the scene she kissed Brad Pitt in 1994's "Interview with the Vampire," but she did not have anything positive to say about it. When everyone around her envied the kiss, she briefly commented: "Everyone at the time as like, 'you're so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,' but I thought it was disgusting." She also said: "I thought it was gross, that Brad had cooties. I mean, I was twelve." It was inappropriate for sure!
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood right now is quite known for her role as Dolores in the series Westworld also for the comments she makes on social media to make sure that people know what she is standing for. She, kind of, has always been in the spotlight for whatever she has done and the time she was a little kid is no exception! The movie she and Nikki Reed played in called Thirteen was something that not everyone was happy about! They even called the movie an impulsive one!
Evan Rachel Wood herself does not seem to be that much unhappy about this experience! She said: "I had a need in me, like Tracy, to just explode. And the acting was something I did so that I could do that. I felt like I couldn't do it anywhere else. I hadn't really done drugs. I was a lot of talks, se*-wise, but wasn't really doing much. But the emotions, and that feeling of frustration and being lost and angry, and the dynamics with the family and the cutting — those were things where I was like, ‘Oh. I know what this is. Like, I understand this really well."
Dominique Swain is an actress and a producer who is well-known for her role in the movie Lolita based on the book with the same name. She has been pretty successful in the field of horror movies and her movies are Girl, Alpha Dog, Happy Campers, Tart, Pumpkin. She has also appeared in a music video called We Are All Made of Stars. The thing that was wrong with her role in the movie Lolita was that she was only 14 and the movie is about the infatuation of an old man with this little girl!
She commented on her role saying: "Adrian Lyne [the director] blamed my spontaneity. He just said that I did things in a way that was totally different, pretty much every time. I was lucky to have an actor like Jeremy Irons, who is such a great actor and so solid, who was ready to work with a kid who had never been in a film before. I didn’t realize how grateful I was until I started working more, especially on television, where they want you to express it precisely, exactly the same every time."
Thora Birch is an actress and a producer. She started off her career with the movie Purple People Eater for which she won the Young Artist Award for the category of Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age. But her breakthrough was her role in the movie American Beauty for which she was nominated for BAFTA, Best Supporting Actress. Her role in the movie also made some concern about whatever that was going on in the industry!
She was 17 when she played this role and she had to ask for her parent's permission in one of the scenes to go nude! She commented on her role saying: "It was weird, awkward, funny, it read harshly. It was unlike anything I had seen or read. To shoot the scene itself was definitely a nerve-wracking moment. To me, it made sense. It wasn’t something that shouldn’t be in there. It’s something that would happen."
Mariel Hemingway started her acting career in the movie Lipstick which granted her a Golden Globe nomination. She also received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in the movie Manhattan by Woody Allen. Another role that she also received a nomination for is the TV series Civil Wars. the star suffered from some mental problems in the 1990s. What made everything even worse in this lady’s case was when the case of Woody Allen was unveiled!
Mariel said: "Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women."
She also talked about how she was not sure if she was getting her own room when going to Paris for the movie or if she was going to stay with Woody Allen! Not something she would look forward to!