Many of you know that my children want to be actors and that we spent some time in LA so they could have a go at it. So whenever I get the chance to chat with a child actor I just love it. Abby Ryder Fortson was six years old when we interviewed her. She plays Cassie Lang, the daughter of Ant-Man/Scott Lang. She’s the same age as my son and her acting ability is amazing. She was so cute on set and very charming off set when we chatted with her.
I’ve been asked many questions about what child actors go through on set. Of course it depends on their age and then if they are in school or not. They have to spend a certain amount of time doing school work and a certain amount of time playing. Then they have to have a set amount of time that they are allowed to work, and interviews are considered part of the time working. They were very strict about this and before we were allowed to interview her they checked to see if she had the time left in her day. Luckily she did have some time to talk with us.
Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
Well what’s your favorite part about making a movie?
While we were watching her on set with Paul Rudd we saw him give her a gift, it’s this crazy doll thing that talks. So someone wanted to know what she honestly thought of the doll.
What do you think of that doll that you’ve been acting with all day today?
I don’t like it.
Was it kinda creepy?
Yeah. It’s so weird! And he bit my finger! (She laughed) ‘Cause I was here last.
So what’s your favorite part about acting? Why do you love acting so much?
Because I get to be all different kinds of people.
Do you like Paul Rudd?
Is he fun to work with?
Mm hmm. And he’s actually [SING-SONGY] koo-koo!! (everyone laughed)
Is it really hard for you to remember your lines?
No? You remember them pretty well?
How long have you been acting?
Since I was four years old.
And how old are you now?
So are you in Kindergarten or 1st grade?
Do you have any Disney shows that you like?
Which ones, what are your favorites?
Like Mary Poppins, I have Frozen, um, what else do I have? We don’t actually have a lot of kid movies.
What’s your favorite song?
Mm, I don’t really have a favorite song. ‘Cause I like every song. Basically.
When you’re not acting what’s your favorite thing to do?
Um, I don’t really know. (everyone laughed)
What did you think of the suit?
It was actually really cool….. I actually got to put on one of his gloves when I was at the Wardrobe.
Is Ant-Man your favorite superhero now?
Yeah. And Black Widow.
Any advice to other kids that want to act?
Uh, practice like-– like three weeks ahead so you get them down.
You can see this amazing girl in theaters as Ant-Man arrives July 17th.