Daniel de Blanke, a freelance composer whose daughter has been working as a child actor for almost half her life (she’s nine months old) says that “not being a big napper” has given his daughter an edge in the business. (Her upcoming spots include a print ad and an online commercial for a rental hunting website).
“Being physically awake during auditions is a big thing,” he explained.
Staying awake isn’t half of it, by no means, but it does help.
And by the way, that’s a very good little article indeed in the G. Might be that the subject isn’t quite to your taste but it is very well done.