Photographer: Adam Booth
Great to meet you. You are amazing! Tell me why you choose to play this character and what are some of the challenges of this role?
Hello! Thank you for having me! My character, Ollie, is very deadpan and has some really funny lines so it can be a challenge to keep a straight face. I learned a trick from one of my cast mates. They taught me curling your toes while saying your lines helps keep you from laughing and it works!
I hear that you do stunts in the show. How many takes does it take to perfect the stunts?
Usually they shoot the scene without the stunt quite a few times. Once they know they have a good take, they will add the stunt in and only shoot it once or twice. Stunts are so much fun, I wish they would do more!
Are you ever like, wow I can't believe I just did that!
Oh my gosh, all the time! Sometimes reading it in the script doesn’t sound like a big deal, but once I’m strapped into whatever contraption they think of, it all changes. It’s definitely my favorite part of the show.
What have you not done in a role on TV or movies that you are dreaming of doing?
A role in a Tim Burton film would be a dream come true. He’s my favorite director. I would love to be in a horror film where I play the scary character too.
What other actors do you look up to?
I’m a big fan of Bill Murray because of his perfect timing and dry humor. Jim Carrey is also an amazing actor to look up to because he is so over the top when he needs to be, but can also tone it down for the more serious roles.
How do you stay grounded with all your fame and success?
I think I’ve done pretty well for a 9 year old, but I don’t think I’m famous. I’m just a normal kid that happens to play pretend on TV.
Many child actors grow up and become directors or producers. Is this something you are keeping an eye on?
I think it could be something farther down the road for me. Right now, I’m enjoying acting and still learning my craft.
Can you sing or dance? Would you ever put out a single or a music video?
I’m not chasing any music career dreams right now. I think I’d rather be acting in someone else’s music video. Definitely acting and not dancing!
Name your 3 favorite places to visit.
Woodward Camp, California (extreme sports camp)
Tell us what we can expect from you in 2020? Where can fans reach out to you and support your work?
You can catch me as Ollie Wrather in Season 2 of “Coop & Cami Ask The World” Saturday mornings on Disney Channel. Also on Instagram @paxtonbooth