How do TV shows and movies get toddlers to act?
Having a child actor perform in a movie can be one of the trickiest things. Because they are so young and inexperienced, their folly can make or break a movie.
So how do these directors direct these youngsters to act well?
In choosing an toddler that'll be successful on the camera is almost completely dependent on luck.
Because child labor laws severely limit the hours a very young child can work in a day, twins were needed to play the role of Michelle, the youngest Tanner. Out of the 10 sets of twins who auditioned, Mary-Kate and Ashley were the only ones who both behaved.
The Olsen twins were chosen for the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House because of sheer luck from their behavior!