Video:Kodi Smit-McPhee Interview - The Road and Let Me Inwith Rebecca Murray
Kodi Smit-McPhee earned a Best Young Actor nomination at the 2010 Critics' Choice Movie Awards for his performance in the compelling drama 'The Road.' At the CCMAs, Smit-McPhee talked about that film and working on the vampire film 'Let Me In.'See Transcript
Transcript:Kodi Smit-McPhee Interview - The Road and Let Me InRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 15 Critics' Choice Movie Awards held Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium.
Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Road and Let Me InTell me about working on The Road and just what the set was like, because it was so bleak and dreary.
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "Well, it's probably surprising but on the set it was actually really happy all the time. Kind of like one big family because it wasn't that big of a set. But yeah, we all knew each other so it was good."
How tough was it to play a kid who hasn't eaten, is just desperate?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "It was difficult because it's hard to play someone that doesn't know anything of what I know. You've got to kind of blank that out of your mind, and that's hard to do."
And working with Viggo Mortensen, how easy was he to get along with as your dad?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "Well, when we met at the first audition, we were already getting along. It was really cool."
I hear he was really into chocolate. He ate a lot of chocolate.
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "He brought dark chocolate to set every single day, a whole bag of it. And this other thing called mate tea. He had that like every day."
Did you try it?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "I did. I tried it and now my dad's hooked on it."
And you're doing the remake Let Me In. How's that going?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "It's going good. We're nearly finished. I hope it's a really good film. Apparently the book's really good, but I'm going to read it and see the movie after this."
Did you watch the other movie?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "I'm going to watch it after so I don't try and imitate. Most of the people have done that."
What are the effects like on that one when you're working with vampires?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "I don't know. We know that vampires is a really big thing now, kind of from Twilight, and there's all these vampire movies coming out. But I think this one's kind of unique because it's not only just about the vampires - and I think this is kind of like Twilight as well - it's kind of a love story. Because it's based on Romeo and Juliet."
How is that to work on? Is it kind of strange to be on that set?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "No, it's good. It's kind of like The Road. We all have fun. We did a lot of stuff. The only really weird thing is I started shooting on an actual set, like all the fake houses and stuff, and then we went to shoot the real stuff and it looked exactly the same. That's kind of freaky."
Is there going to be a pool scene like there was in the original movie?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "Yes, and all I have to say is that they've done it and it is amazing."
Did it scare you?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "It is so scary. All I'm going to say - actually I'm not even going to say anything."
But it did scare you?
Kodi Smit-McPhee: "Yes."
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