Sign up for the THINK newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

Get fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.

Think

Why it matters that adult actors play teen characters on TV

Because of child labor laws, the film and TV industry routinely cast 20- and 30-something actors into high school roles. So why does it matter that the young people we see are not young people at all? In a THINK op-ed, University of San Diego professor Susannah Stern explains.

Best of THINK

Play All