Chat Transcript from November 28th, 2003
Welcome everyone to the Live Chat with Michael Angarano! Michael has just joined
us, so please start submitting your questions!
We're glad you were able to join us tonight, Mike! Are you ready to get started?
hey everyone...yeah i'm all ready to go!
Ok everyone, submit your questions!
what's it like filming on will and grace
thanks so much for coming everyone really it means a lot to me
Will and Grace has been the greatest experience for me...i've learned so many
things from being on that show...i still to this day find it amazing that i'm on
a show with such prestige as that one
filming it is so much fun and such a great learning experience day in and day
Can we expect to see more of you on Will & Grace?
it's like one big happy family
ya know to be perfectly honest i don't know what they plan for me in the future
of the show, but if they want me back for a few episodes i'll be more than happy
to do some
What is your next movie?
well i actually just got back from Europe from filming a project called "Dear
Wendy"...and i believe that should be coming out sometime at the end of next
Are you going to guest star on any other shows (like you did on "ER")?
umm as of right now i am not doing any shows like that, but if an oppurtunity to
do a guest starring role on a great show like "ER" i'll be more than willing to
give it shot
i mean if a guest starring role on a great show like "ER" comes up***
lol i apologize if i don't make sense sometimes, i'm typing faster than i am
Do you tend to get really nervous when you're on an audition for a movie?
definitely, to this day i always get nervous when i audition for anything,
especially if i am meeting the producers or the director...i get nervous because
they're always expecting something out of you and the only thing you can do is
do your best and hope that you give them what they're looking for
Can you tell us a bit more about your role in "Dear Wendy"?
well i play FREDDIE, brother of HUEY who is played by Chris Owen...and both of
our characters are alike in the fact that we are both very dirty and kind of low
class boys from the slums of West Virginia
so that required me to speak in a West Virginian accent
which i am a little bit nervous to see the outcome of lol
Michael Angarano (Nov 28, 2003
West Virginia is where the movie takes place by the way
Kate the great
have you had to do any other accents before?
not to this extent i haven't...so that's why i am a bit nervous about it , but
i'm sure it turned out okay, considering the dialect coach was all over me about
Kate the great
Had you read the book "Speak" before you got the part of David patrakis? Or did
you read it afterwards to get a better sense of the script?
i actually read "Speak" while i was filming the movie...and it was great
actually because Laurie Halse Anderson (the writer of the book) visited the set,
so i got the opportunity to meet her and discuss the character with her
In what locations did you film "Dear Wendy" ?
we filmed "Dear Wendy" in Copenhagen, Denmark and then we moved to Lunen,
Did you have time to go sight-seeing at those locations?
yeah we went to a few places actually...we got to go to Sweden and Amsterdam and
visit those places...and in Germany we were right outside of Cologne so we took
some trips down there as well
all these places are beautiful and i'll always remember my time there
i can't praise the people of all places enough because we felt at home wherever
we went and they really made the experience that much better
of all the places***
and in Copenhagen we filmed in an extremely cool studio called Filmbyen, which
means Film City
i believe it is one of the largest film studios in Europe
Do you plan to act into your adulthood or do you have any ideas for future
as of right now i plan to keep on acting without a doubt...the only thing i can
see myself doing besides acting is writing and directing
did you meet Lars Von trier? if yes what do you think of him?
oh yeah i got to meet Lars...lol i think he's one crazy guy
we got to sit down and have lunch with him and all at the same time he was an
Do you have time to see your family between roles?
yeah, we filmed Speak in Columbus, Ohio at the beginning of August and i didn't
leave for Copenhagen until September 12 i believe
do you miss playing Chance on Cover Me? btw, it was GREAT!
thank you so much...yeah i honestly do miss Chance from time to time as well as
the whole Arno family
i sit down and watch an episode from time to time just to remind myself of that
how you handle school in the middle of all this, crazyness
craziness is the word to describe it definitely
i don't know honestly lol...i still go to a private high school and we do our
best to communicate with each other so i can keep up with the work and not fall
behind the class
and it's junior year right now for me to boot, so i got even more stress than
normal just because it's the hardest year
Are you going to drive soon?
well i got my permit right now and i'm just waiting to turn 16 so i can go for
that test lol
and you can bet the second i get hat license i'm going for that car lol
what kind of car do you have or plan to get?
i think i'm going to get a used Range Rover or Grand Cherokee
defiantly don't want to get a new car because even though i am the greatest
driver in the world i'll probably smash it up a bit
jk about greatest driver thing
hey michael what do you do in your spare time ? do you have a girlfriend ?
in my spare time i just do normal things, i watch a lot of movies and listen to
nope no girlfriend i'm a lonely soul lol
Michael, can you tell us what you are like in real life? Like, describe
man i don't know how to describe myself...well i think incredibly good looking
and extremely sexy
to be humble
lol no no...im just a normal kid really
i have a bit of a sense of humor as you can see, i'm actually a sensitive guy
deep down lol
what do you want for christmas ?
hmm...i haven't thought about that at all...i guess just clothes and some new
nothing special really
How do you prepare yourself for an audition mentally and physically, and what do
you do to ensure you have the best chance possible of getting the role?
well, i actually try dressing for the character...like if it's an athletic kid
i'll put a jersey on and if it's a little bit nerdy i'll like a button-down
and i'll try my best to read the script and really have an understanding of the
situation and the character...maybe i'll even do some improvs with my parents to
really grasp the character and how they would react in any situation
You seem to like music alot . What is your favourite band ? what type of genre
do you like listening to ?
i like all music really...but my favorite band is blink182 and they have been
for a long time
i love eminem...i love classic rock and roll like led zeppelin and the stones...i
have a wide spectrum
Are you doing anything special for your 16th birthday?
as of right now i have nothing planned really...for the past few years i haven't
done much for my birthday...i
oops...i'll just hang out with my friends and my family will have a party for my
sister and i, because her birthday is november 29th
In the future what kind of roles do you want to play? just anything that comes
up that interests you?
i guess you can say that...at this point i'm open for anything really...i think
the only role i would re-consider is one that already have played
i really want to show my versatility in all the roles i do and i don't want to
be known as a comedic actor or a dramatic actor, especially so early in my
Michael, what was it like playing Yong Red Pollard in Seabiscuit. Was It
challenging you can say in the respect that i was playing young Tobey
Maguire...that was a bit intimidating because he is a great actor...but playing
Red was challenging as well because i really didn't know much about him, only
what is in the book
i am sort of babbling on here sorry
but i just looked at it as a normal role and approached it in the fashion i
For "Little Secrets" did you really learn to play the piano?
yep that is me on the piano i'm proud to say lol
i had to learn that song for the role...that was about 3 weeks of intense 2 hour
a day training 3 days a week
If you had the chance to do everything all over again, would you change
hey jarred i heard you look like me lol
actually i don't think i ever would do anything over or would want to...even
though i'll look at my performance and say "oh i could have done that better",
it's much better just to leave it as it is because thats how i learn
Michael! hey, what are you going to be doing after this chat ?
i got some friends coming over to hang out for the night
watch some movies maybe take a dip in the pool
A popular question many of us were wondering earlier was: of what land are you
from, lol, aka whats your ethnicity?
lol a good question it is...im Italian baby
What can you tell us about your character/role in "the dust factory"?
i play Rocky Mazelli and i'm best friends with the main character Ryan...and i'm
his protector in a way a little bit, i don't let anybody mess with him
Kate the great
Which character that you have played is most like you?
most like me i guess you can say Philip from Little Secrets...but each character
i play has a little bit of myself in them...i think that's what makes them real
and what gives them a true foundation
How did you get started in the acting business? What do you suggest to someone
who's going in with a clean slate (meaning not much experience)?
i got started modeling and then moved into commercial and tv...but for someone
new i guess the first move would be try getting an agent or a manager to
represent you...and just start out with little things so you have some
experience and you have a sense of yourself being a different person
Hey everyone, our chat with Michael has now come to a close. KidActors would
like to thank everyone for coming to chat with him this evening, and we hope
you've had a great time! Also, thank you Mike for being able to come talk with
us! We hope you'll come back again soon!
thank you guys so much for coming to talk with me it's been a lot of fun
Its been great Mike!
like i always say i always read the message boards so keep posting
ok kris thank you too for making this happen...ill see ya later everyone thank
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