Rush at San Diego Comic-Con 2014's panel for The Giver
Odeya Rushinek (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 19) Haifa, Israel
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
A lot of movies that come from Israel are about war, but there is such good, funny, rounded writing that comes from the country that I wish more people would discover.
I didn't act in Israel, but I wrote plays at home and acted in plays at school. I tried to get an agent when I was 12, but they told me that I had too much of an accent.
In Israel, if a person doesn't agree with you, she just says no. In Alabama, someone would say, 'I'll think about it.' We would take that literally. So, if you ask for a favor and someone says they'll think about it, they're really not thinking about it.
Ever since I was younger, I would make table reads at home where I would give fake interviews.
Whenever I look at a baby or children in general, I smile and just want to play with them.
Everyone asks me if I'm the princess or if my brothers beat me up. The younger ones I can deck pretty easily. With the older ones, it's harder.