J-14 recently chatted with Ty Simpkins, the youngest star of Iron Man 3, about his character, Harley Keenan, and his favorite behind-the-scenes adventure!
J-14: How did you get started in acting?
Ty Simpkins: I was still in my mom's stomach when we got a call from this guy and he was like, "We hear you're having a baby boy. Can we have him on our show?" And my mom said, "Oh, he's not born yet. We'll wait." And they waited for me to be born.
J-14: So you started really early?
Ty: Yeah, three weeks.
J-14: We totally love all the action in Iron Man 3! What was your favorite behind-the-scenes memory?
Ty: My favorite behind the scenes memory was probably, my mom and I heard there was this room that had all of the Iron Man suits in it. We kept trying to find it. It was really hard to find. We searched in like every single lot, every building in the lot. Then, we were ready to give up and I was like, "Wait there's one more." We walked in and there were all of the Iron Man suits. It was really awesome!
J-14: Where do you see your character in 10 years?
Ty: I see Harley as this mad scientist superhero kind of guy, with no superpowers because his superpower is his brain. Just a mad scientist that's pretty cool, fights crime. That's him in 10 years.
J-14: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Ty: I would either want to fly or shoot fire out of my hands because that's just a cool power. I could fly and I could skip traffic, I wouldn't have to go in a car. I wouldn't have to go in a plane. I could land whenever I want to take a rest. And shooting fire out of my hands, I could have light in darkness.
J-14: What's next for you?
Ty: I just wrapped Insidious: Chapter 2 in January and it comes out in September. Then I'm working on this movie called Conversations With Andy.
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