Empire of the Son

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Empire of the Son

It's been The Case Of The Disappearing Son for Nikolas, whose offspring, Spencer, has been MIA for months on end.  Then again, he hasn't had much luck with kids cast in the past.  "They hired two Asian kids to play my son, which was totally cool until the kid started to grow up and [he was] clearly not my kid," laughs Tyler Christopher (Nikolas).  "So then they finally got one kid, but when the cameras came on his eyes went [bug eyed]."  Then came the most recent boy, who seemd way too big and too old for the role.  "he was about this tall and this wide," Christopher notes with extended arms and hands.  "[He was] like a linebacker, this kid.

His first scene, [he was] supposed to run up and jump in my arms and I was, like, 'Ugh.'  He was 5 years old and was supposed to be only 3 years old.  But you know, he was animated.  That's what they wanted, and that's what we got."

source:  SID 4.6.09
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