Sunday, August 1, 2010

HollywoodLife Talks About Whether Young Stars Should Be Sexy

HollywoodLife consulted with a leading agent, producer, director and a casting director about if young stars should be sexy in Hollywood.

TV casting director: "This 'cool kid image' that Miley Cyrus and Taylor Momsen are projecting is like gas on the popularity fire. I’d hang out with them!"

Director: "It's important to establish a difference between an on-screen persona and personal lifestyle choices. For Miley, the promiscuous outfits don’t carry over into a hard-partying lifestyle so she can still be on top of her game and make appealing music. But for Taylor, the trashy outfits are only the beginning. It points to choices that will eventually damage her career, if you are out all night partying then you can’t prepare for your meeting with a director at ten o’clock the next morning. Holier than thou Selena COULD have a career like Dakota Fanning’s, a sweet-looking girl who lands gritty roles earns rave reviews for her 'real' performances. However, I think that because she got her start at Disney, and, relatively, a little late in the game, she may wind up being type-cast in exclusively pre-teen films."

Director: "Being a good girl might not be good for ticket sales, but it certainly helps book jobs! Studios want to know the starlets they cast are trustworthy and dependable There is definitely a market for the wholesome young starlet, but more than that it shows that she has a good head on her shoulders and is thus likely to take her work more seriously and understand the importance of not wasting the opportunities she has been given."