ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” has revealed their new cast and what has become the mandatory child star casting is the talk of the town. In case you haven’t heard, DWTS Cast Hunger Games Child Star Willow Shields, age 14, to dance opposite 28 year old Mark Ballas. Willow is now the Youngest Contestant Ever on DWTS!
Of course, the twitter-sphere immediately went into overdrive about the casting, mostly in an extremely supportive fashion but some were disturbed by the casting of a minor on a television show known for it’s risqué dances and less-than-there attire.
Willow Shields is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in the The Hunger Games franchise. She is a native of New Mexico who began acting at the age of seven when she followed her brother to an audition and booked a role in USA Network’s In Plain Sight. She was in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Beyond the Blackboard, as well as R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.