Child Actors who have WOW-ed us this year!
With the pressures of being a child star grating at these kids, the magical journey of blinding fame and fortune is quite a tough job! They are often saddled with carrying the weight of an entire show on their shoulders, but they've risen above that and how! Here's taking a look at some of the most popular child actors on television right now, in lieu of Children's Day!
Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven in Stranger Things
This little fireball hasn't just stolen the show, but captured the hearts of millions worldwide. "First change, my hair was buzz-cut which were shoulder long, that was pretty surprising. I was referred to as a boy, my mom didn't like that buzz-cut!" she says about her transformation on the show. As Eleven, she grows up in Hawkins' lab where her access to the outside world is restricted and she has portrayed her naivety beautifully. Whether it's the Netflix, 'Stranger Things' Executive Producer Matt Duffer praising her on-set technical knowledge or co-star David Harbor extolling her emotional intelligence, this 13 year old Emmy winning actress' exemplary performance on the show will definitely melt your heart.
Lonnie Chavis as Randall Pearson in This is Us
Lonnie's first-time on screen was with Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia and his heart-wrenching performances
as the mini-Randall have swayed audiences' hearts across the globe! Lonnie says watching Sterling K Brown, who plays his older nemesis on the show, helps him with his acting. "I watch what Mister Sterling does and apply that to young Randall', he says. The precious father-son push-up scene had us reaching for the tissues! If his acting skills on This is Us, which airs on Star World in India, are any indication, he has a long way to go!
Iain Armitage as Young Sheldon in Young Sheldon
Iain Armitage, the star behind the success of prequel to the Big Bang Theory, is full of energy and eager to outshine himself. The primary challenge was to do justice to the role of Young Sheldon, with the perfect balance of rigid and adorable. "This child showed the potential to enact me exactly like I was in my childhood" says the producer of the show and Sheldon from the original, Jim Parsons. This adorable and geeky child in the origin show, which airs on Comedy Central in India, has us totally reeled in with his brilliance and brattiness.
Miles Brown as Jack Johnson in Blackish
This charming 10-year old stars alongside acting legend Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and manages to stump us with his endearing performance on the show. "Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson are on the show all the time as your parents, it's crazy to think, they are my inspiration", he chirps. "I went crazy when I got to know I got selected, I just get more excited to go on the show everyday and give my best". He loves acting and plans to take Hollywood by storm. He is an actor, dancer and rapper who has already been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America's Got Talent, Yo Gabba Gabba.
Aubrey Anderson–Emmons as Lily Tucker-Pritchett in Modern Family
The sassy Aubrey Anderson-Emmons made history at the age of four by becoming the youngest ever nominee and recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance as Lily Tucker-Pritchett on the hit show Modern Family which airs on Star World in India. She not only loves her job, but she has also taken to her on-screen family, who helps her to stay focused and understand the directors. Talking about her fame, she says, "I think it's weird being famous. Sometimes it makes me nervous when I get recognized a lot, but I'm more used to it now than when I was little." This little panda is definitely one to watch out for!