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Little Birds - Carlos Pena featurette

Interesting thing with Nickelodeon is on our first day of filming they got in contact with us because we sent them the script, and I don’t think they read it until maybe the first day of filming. And they were wondering if we possibly could re-cast Carlos, and then we told them that wasn’t ‘cause that was already filmed and we love Carlos, Carlos’ not going anywhere. They amended that to as long as maybe he doesn’t drink any alcohol on screen, or do any drugs, or engage in any sexual activity on screen, that it’ll be okay. But, see, the thing is: he’s the only character that does all three. So, I couldn’t promise them that either.” – Elgin James, director