Former LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE star Melissa Gilbert is highly critical
of child actors - despite having been one herself.
The actress, who serves as president of America's Screen Actors Guild,
admits she often analyses the performances of younger screen stars - and is
often disturbed by what she sees.
She says, "I'm very critical of juvenile actors. I can see forced cuteness
a mile away, and it gives me the creeps.
"On the other hand, I have a real appreciation for a child who is really
comfortable in his skin as an actor and who conveys a sense of reality in their
"I'm very proud and excited that Keisha Castle-Hughes of Whale Rider is
among (the SAG AWARDS) nominees - and Evan Rachel Wood, who have an indelible
performance in THIRTEEN."