Filmmakers often use a variety of techniques to make babies act in films. One common method is to use a “baby wrangler,” who is an experienced professional trained in handling and working with infants on set.
Baby wranglers typically work with the babies and their parents in advance to get the babies comfortable with being on a film set. They also coordinate with the director and other crew members to ensure that the babies are only on set when necessary and are not exposed to any unsafe or uncomfortable situations.
In addition to working with baby wranglers, filmmakers may also use various tricks and techniques to get the desired reactions from babies on set. For example, they may use toys or other objects to grab the baby’s attention, or they may play music or make noises to elicit a certain response.
It is important to note that the use of babies in films is highly regulated, with strict guidelines in place to ensure the safety and well-being of the infants. For example, in the United States, the Screen Actors Guild has specific rules in place for the use of babies in films, including requirements for parental consent and on-set supervision.
- “How Do They Get Babies to Act in Movies and TV?” Fatherly, 11 Apr. 2018, www.fatherly.com/play/how-do-they-get-babies-to-act-in-movies-and-tv/.
- “Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: SAG-AFTRA Safety Guideline No. 1: Safety Guidelines for Children in Live Performance and Employment.” SAG-AFTRA, 2019, www.sagaftra.org/files/safety_guideline_no._1_-_safety_guidelines_for_children_in_live_performance_and_employment_2019.pdf.