I think they include that last scene in the sides for Howard... Seems like the end but maybe not. It often seems like they try and put risqué things in the sides so you are aware...
Nope the scene I am taking about is for Clive/Nell and isn't in the sides. It isn't at the very end. The kids don't say much in the scene and casting didn't include it as an FYI in this case. Yes, often they do...but you shouldn't count on it.
We got one this week with warnings about the project being ultra violent but they only sent one scene and said "no script available" (producers made this choice not casting or agents). We passed.
I actually think this a very important post and I'm glad you brought it up. There are many parents who are new to the business and wouldn't know to read all the scenes and instead would think that the sides would represent the full scope of the part. It is always good to bring this type of topic up once in awhile to remind others to dig a little deeper than simple lines if a theme may be something that you, as a parent, would object to.
Just to add, just because one would find it unacceptable, there are probably many who find it just fine so most likely there would be others lining up to do the part. No big deal. It's not worth a movie part that goes against your particular values. Do what you think is right and have all the information.
Before they opened up the auditions in New York, my pre-teen was asked to self- tape. He read the sides, and said he didn't like the scenes and passed on the self-tape, but said he would do it in front of CD. He was asked to audition and tape with CD in New York this past week; he would not say the words he was uncomfortable with in front of me, including "youporn". He is old enough to pick up on the innuendo and adult take on things. I explained the content in the sides in a simple "G" rated manner.
I doubt he'll go any further and I would definitely read the whole script before a callback. I'm floored that they would be seeing nine and ten year and even eleven year olds for this role, and I can't imagine seeing a kid that young saying those things on film. My kid isn't yet a teen, but he is very tall and looks older as a result.
As a side note, I would not consider my son a "sheltered child" and he attends a New York City public school.
Need to add he read for Howard.
We too have passed on a couple of opportunities due to content that WE found inappropriate. So I def understand that. And your son is very wise to use mature judgement in this case. I definitely give my kids a voice when it comes to content like this and leave it up to them wether they are comfortable with it or not. Then we make the Choice best suits our family
one last note. I thought it was wierd to see 10 year olds to play 13..usually its older to play younger...best of luck to all who audition..we're on to the next
We were fine with the sides. Not inappropriate to us. We didn't think to read entire script. Only the sides sent to us. We already auditioned but thanks for the heads up! Any callbacks yet?
I'm confused - where did it say 10 to play 13? was that for clive or howard? my son is 11 and i thought he was too old to be cast as clive based on the sides he was given
Howard is supposed to be a 10/11 year old who looks 13.
Clive is supposed to be 10.
Any callbacks out?
Been a few rounds in LA...don't know about NY
There were a bunch of boys in for Howard (first call)today. We saw about 10 just during the time we were in and I'm not sure how long the appointment slot went. Looked like an age range from small 9-13ish(or maybe they were just big 10 y/o. I wonder if it was just as hard for the reader to swear at some of these little kids as it was for parents/them to be comfortable. My DS had fun with it and said he had a great time taping and got a few chuckles.
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