Thursday, October 19, 2006


GL Casting Director Rob Decina weighs in on the value of beauty pageants as a springboard for getting your child into acting, in The Times-Herald Record:

"We see a lot of stage moms who come in here with young children. But we don't hear much about pageants." When (Decina) does notice pageant experience on a young actor's resume, it can serve as a conversation starter. But it doesn't influence casting decisions. "The person with pageant experience may be the better actor. But if they aren't, it won't get them cast."

On that note, above is a photo of two youngsters Rob cast on GL, that was just too cute to resist.

And Nicholas Art (Zach) and Aaron Hart (Jude) aren't just adorable. They're talented actors, too. Nicholas has appeared in Syriana with George Clooney, and will be seen in 2007 in The Nanny Diaries opposite Scarlett Johansson.

Asked by The Post-Gazette "what she learned by working with children, (Johansson is) momentarily stumped. "I learned you can, hmm, I already knew you could get a kid's attention by offering him a cookie...."

More on soap kids, here.

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