Madison in January 2015
October 15, 1999 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Something my mom and I have always said to each other is: 'We're not here for interviews. We're not here to get your picture taken. We're here to make a difference, and this is our opportunity to.'
I'd like to follow in the footsteps along like Jodie Foster and Natalie Portman, who got their education.
I love South Florida; this is where I am from, so I don't think there is anything more rewarding than knowing that where you grew up is standing behind you and supporting you.
Work is so much fun that it doesn't really seem like downtime when I'm not. But cooking, spending time with my family, friends and dog are what I'm usually doing when I'm not working on something.
One of my favorite traditions is that my sisters and I, we all wear the same pajamas. I've even still got some from when I was 6. Also, I'll always remember cooking together in the kitchen and that no matter how busy our schedules are, we are all together for Christmas.
What do I love about acting? I love traveling, meeting new people, exploring and just doing what I love.
I did 'Bridge to Terabithia' when I was around 6 years old, but for my first movie, I was 5.
When you have a movie, you know who they start out as and where they go. But this is constantly changing, and you're growing with the character.
My mom really inspired me. She has always taught me it's not about us, it's about what we can give back.
I honestly don't even know how I got into acting. It happened so quickly because my mom and sister used to do commercials, and apparently when I was little I would unbuckle myself from the stroller and crash their auditions.
My mom got me into some commercials, and I basically, I guess, just got out of my shell I was in at the time because I can't remember. I've just been blessed ever since.
God has just given me such an amazing journey and able to play; it's been so much fun. I'm having a blast!
I'm originally from Fort Lauderdale: that's my home town in Florida. So when I'm on location, I just get the packets from schools in Florida. And when I go to Florida, I go to Christ Church School.
I would love to have the honor to get to work with Meryl Streep. I love her and I love her work.