I spoke to actor Freddie Highmore!

By Sandybel Cedeno, Class of 2013

Our Sports & Entertainment Marketing class was recently offered the opportunity to participate in a nationwide conference call with actor Freddie Highmore as I was the lucky one who got to interview him with many other kids from different places in the U.S.  We were able to ask him questions and here are the questions and his answers:

Q: Is your character George any different than you?  He said that he can relate to George.

Q: How was it growing up in a family of show business?   He said he always felt in his place.   His mom (an agent) might have been an agent to other people, but to him that was still his mother and that’s how he sees her as well as his father (an actor).  He lived a usual life with friends, family and school, and was always able to combine the life in high school and at his university with his acting career because people never really saw him as being any different from themselves so that helped.

Q: How did your acting career begin?  He said he started with small parts in TV shows then continued into little films. Then from there it took off to bigger parts and well-known movies.

Q: How do you feel about being an actor?  He said he feels lucky to do what he does.   He has a usual life back home while being able to be an actor. His usual life helps him remember who he is and that he’s just like anybody else. This helps him stay on the right track.

Q: How do you think teens and other audiences will react to the movie?  He said the movie represents the reality of life and everyone goes through almost all the same things his character will be going through in the movie.

Q: What’s it like on the set of the movie?  He said its exciting!  Inspiring!  The movie was actually really short which made them have to be working every day.   New York City helped capture the real affect of the whole experience of everything.

Q: How was it working with Emma Roberts?  He said it was fantastic!  They got along very well. This helped with the intimate parts in the movie.  He said it was a wonderful experience.

Q: What’s the best part of getting to work with other people and professionals?   He said  it’s great and he enjoys being able to meet the other actors and see how professional people are in real life. One example was with Johnny Depp and he stated he’s a great person.

Q: What’s the best part of acting?  He said the best part is being able to get into his character and meet other actors.

The movie which was originally titled, “HOMEWORK,” will be called “THE ART OF GETTING BY” and it will be coming out soon!   I thought it was really cool getting to speak with Freddie on the phone.  I hope you don’t miss out on seeing this movie!  I know I can’t wait to see it!

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One Comment to “I spoke to actor Freddie Highmore!”

  1. Wonderful! What a great experience, Sandybel! I am always curious about whether actors and celebrities, Mr. Highmore, for example, view themselves as role models for teens. How seriously they take that responsibility? Are they simply trying to make a buck without regard to the negative impacts their messages may have on young people?

    Keep up the good work!

    ~Ms. Johnson

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