How Did Underage Actors Oddly Affect the Filming of the Movie Superbad?

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MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Underage actors resulted in a number of interesting filming issues during Superbad.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse was just along with a couple of friends auditioning for a role in Superbad (the casting call was for a regular, typical looking teen) when he decided on a whim to audition as well (using a camera phone to take a head shot).

He landed the role of Fogel, also known by his fake ID name, “McLovin.”

However, due to the fact that he was only 17 years old, certain issues had to be taken with his usage in the film. For instance, his mother actually had to be on the set for the filming of his sex scene!
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