Watching Real Steel invoked many more emotions than I first thought it would. Seeing the previews and watching everyone talk about robots makes everyone think that Real Steel is all about action and suspense, but no, it’s emotional and full of heart. For women, I think many of them are going to put Real Steel on their movie watching list because Hugh Jackman is in it, but guess what ladies, there’s another guy in this movie that’s going to steal your heart.
Dakota Goyo is only 12 years old and full of talent. He’s a regular pre-teen that goes to school, has friends and does normal things that kids love to do, plus he gets to occasional walk the red carpet not that walking the red carpet is normal or anything. Dakota took time out of his busy schedule for an exclusive interview with a few bloggers after having a regular day at school.
pictured left to right Sugar Ray Leonard, Dakota Goyo
Dakota’s favorite subject in school is science and he plays video games, his favorite video game being UFC. Undisputed. Which is pretty ironic since the movie Real Steel is about boxing. He enjoys school and for fun hangs out with his friends. I really admired how much he appreciates his friends and his normal life. He loves the fact that his friends at school don’t ask him about his movies and that in Toronto he just gets to be a kid. He amazes me with his talent and humble attitude. When he was asked which was cooler, working with Hugh Jackman or working with larger than life robots, he couldn’t choose. He said, they were both great. The robots and the CGI effects in the movie were really great.
In the movie Real Steel Dakota plays Max Kenton, The son of Hugh Jackman’s character Charlie Kenton. Dakota has every attitude a young boy has and he does it well. He goes from stomping his foot, making an “I hate you face” to having the most charming eyes that no parent can say no to. “You’re kidding me with those eyes”. In one of the last scenes he pulls out some of the best tears I’ve ever seen. I started crying watching him cry. It’s amazing that he’s able to embody so many emotions so well. Especially with the hours he put in. He said that each day was 9 1/2 hours for 72 days straight. AMAZING!
pictured left to right: Director Shawn Levy, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Stacey Snider, & Hugh Jackman
You have to go see Real Steel in theaters October 7th to witness this amazing actor. He stole the show and became all the heart behind the movie.
Dreamworks provided this interview opportunity and photos used in this post.