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Best Performances 2020: Out and About in Los Angeles with Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

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Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit

When I was 9 years old, working on a film called Just Cause with Laurence Fishburne, we were traveling on a plane somewhere for the film, and he said to me, “Do you want to be an actor or do you want to be a movie star?” I didn’t know what the difference was. I felt like, You can be both, right? And I realized then that you have to keep pushing further and further to stretch yourself to uncomfortable places. If your end goal is to be a movie star, well, that’s different than acting.

Growing up, did you ever want to be a Disney kid?
No, I wanted to be Judy Garland! I saw adult things at way too young an age. I watched Chinatown when I was 9. Patrick Swayze was my biggest crush. He still is. And David Bowie in Labyrinth. They opened my eyes to sexuality! Whoa! They both looked great in extremely tight pants.

Do you have a go-to karaoke song?
I’ll do a song from Queen if I’m feeling particularly feisty. I like “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Do you know all the words?
Of course! Are you kidding? I was a kid actor: I do all the parts.