you know what to expect?
think from the signings and stuff that Ive been to, Im
starting to realize.
is it like to interact with these people?
is crazy. I mean I had no idea that there were so many people looking
for me. I was very surprised, very surprised. And I understand they
are into the monster thing just like Star Trek trekkies and stuff
like that. I had no idea. I get a lot of mail. Its been quite
a shock because I had no idea.
the last film you did?
I think it was
Canyon Passage. It was a western; I think I was about
eleven years old. I was in the covered wagon with two or three other
kids and the Indians were attacking with bow and arrows on fire.
I was the oldest of the children. When my mother passed away it
was a hard situation because mom wasnt there and dad would
take me to the studio but it was really not the same. After mom
died it was just a movie, thats all. My dad took me. My dad
was never into the whole thing. He couldnt do it. He had to
work a job and you cant work a job and do movies. You have
to be there whenever they call you, its like with Bryce (one
of Janets grandchildren, whom Janet is an agent for, a grand-stage
mother if you will), you have to be there and take them in. And
even though some of them dont even turn out to be anything
you still have to take them. So that was the case with my mom. You
can not have a regular life and make movies, you cant do it.
with kids now.
Im a pre-school
Do you think
since you lost your mom at an early age you are very sensitive
to children, and maybe read children better now? Almost as
if you have this connection with them.
Yeah, only because
when you are with children you see them through
a different light. You talk to them on their level. You have
to talk to children on their level, I think thats really important
and a lot of people dont know how to do that.