Instead, he encountered LA kid after LA kid, each with a patina of early experience and a slickness that comes from living so close to show business. Their jokes turned too perfectly, their exits were too framed and their movements too robotic, Goldberg said.
Call it the "Disney kid" problem.
The actors "felt like they had been very rehearsed, very practiced," Goldberg said. "The acting was broad and cartoony. … We just wanted a normal kid who went to school, who hadn't been trained."
Then, with the start of production mere days away, Park Ridge-raised Sean Giambrone auditioned.
talks to him.
- Chicago TribuneReporter and digital news editor, 2010 - presentCourtney Crowder is a reporter and digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covers television and literature as well as other entertainment and lifestyle topics. She also produces the weekly talk radio show, After Hours With Rick Kogan, which airs from 9-11 p.m. Sundays on WGN Radio. A graduate of New York University, she loves watching TV, eating gummy bears and traveling to exotic locales. Email tips to email@example.com and find me on Twitter @courtneycare.
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