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In your latest project, you playDylan Huggins in
.What was your reaction whenyou learned you had gotten therole?
Very excited! I literally jumped up ad dow adscreamed ucotrollably!
How many rounds o auditionswere you involved in?
My rst auditio was therst week o October 2011.Ater my rst tapedauditio, I wet to oeproducer/director callback i new Orleas adbooked the job the extday.
When did you begin lming, andwhere did that take place?
I bega lmig the week beore Thaksgivig2011 ad lmed throughFebruary i new Orleas,Louisiaa.
Was it dicult to be gone or solong?
I loved new Orleas adit is a secod home to meow. Mom ad Dad oudplety o kid riedly thigsto occupy my ree time.I met a lot o iterestigrieds that I pla to visitor years to come.
Do you ever get homesick?
Mom ad Dad took tursstayig with me, but yes,sometimes I missed theoe who was't there, adI missed my brothers whowere i school here. Mybrothers visited me o setseveral times though. Myo-set mom, Sarah Baker,also helped. She was verylovig ad sweet to mead she laughed at my jokes just like my momdoes. She gave great hugs,also.
What do you miss the most whileyou're away?
My pet turtle, Little MaJames.
As or the lming process, whatis lie like on the movie set? Howlong do you work each day?
I do school rst each day,ad the o to lmig. Lieo set is u! I betweescees, I would play withZach Galaiakis. Oe day,the director, Jay Roach,taught me a game heplayed with his brotheras a child. We had pletyo time to goo o adhave u. I also had logchats with my good ried,Dyla McDermott both oset ad o. He is a specialried ad metor to me.Lots o laughig wet oat work.
What is the atmosphere like?I know you're all proessionalsand you're there to do a job, butit seems like it would also bea lot o un. Is that the way itactually is?
Yes I had loads o u. Ihad a awesome directorad big stars who madesure the kids ejoyed theirtime o ad o set. I youwatch the blue ray ad theouttakes, you will see howmuch u we had!
Speaking o some o yourcostars, what is it like to workwith some o Hollywood'sbiggest actors?
They are just ormalpeople. They do their job,the we all laugh aboutit. They were just as icewhe I would ru itothem i public o work.Zach eve let me call himDad i public.
So, you elt really comortablearound them?
Totally, but I've evermet a strager yet. I treateveryoe the same, omatter what they haveor have't accomplished. That's the way to makerieds.
How did they react towards you?
They laughed at my jokesad played aroud withme. Dyla was my gymbuddy. We wet to thegym together most ights.He gave my parets somegood advice about mycareer, ad I taught himhow to “Dougie.” I stilltalk to them via e-mail,Facebook, Twitter adSkype.
You were in Hollywood lastweek or the premiere. How didyou eel about walking the redcarpet? Was it as exciting as itseems it would be?
YES! I still do't kowhow all those as kewmy ame! Savvi ormalwear hooked me up witha sharp tux to pose i. Iloved goog o o thered carpet with Zach adSarah (mom ad dad) adWill Ferrell. Photos o theiteret show the u wehad. I love my photo o me ad Dyla o the redcarpet.
How did you react to seeing themovie or the rst time?
I laughed ad laughed! It isicredible to see your owame roll i the credits soclose to the top!
So, you do want to continueacting?
Yes! I love my job. Somedays I'm paid to be good,some days I'm paid to bebad ad some days I'mpaid to have a hadsomeace or hads. My uturegoal is to become a mariebiologist ad work or theDiscovery chael.
Do you think you'll beauditioning or new roles anytime soon?
I'm always auditioig.I auditio or hudredso roles, ad I'm luckyeough to book some o them. I have a excelletaget i Atlata ad I justsiged with a L.A. agetad maager, so I'm surethey pla to put me back to doig what I love. Ihave lots o rieds I seeat auditios ad classes,ad we're rieds, otcompetitors or a role.
This would be a really big dealor anyone, but especially orsomeone who's only 10-years-old. Do you think you're a starnow?
I'm ot a star. I'm just akid havig a lot o u! I'mthakul that my paretsallow me to do what I loveby drivig me all over theU.S. Ω
Kya Haywood, o Upson County, is seen on the red carpet with anumber o the stars o the hit comedy
prior to itsHollywood premier.
Local young actor stars in blockbuster movie,