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Meeting the ‘kids’ of Alexander!

The new movie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases in just two more days! Friday, Oct. 10th, is the release date and I am pretty excited to take my kids to see this awesome movie once it hits theaters.

In the meantime, I had a chance to interview the cast of the movie (read my Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner interview) and it was so much fun talking to everyone.  We were able to sit down with the “kids” of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Ed Oxenbould (Alexander Cooper), Dylan Minnette (Anthony Cooper), Kerris Dorsey (Emily Cooper). These kids are all very fun and were great sports about talking to us. Here are some of my favorite moments from meeting with them!

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Interview with Ed, Dylan, and Kerris

Kerris’ character was sick throughout a large portion of the film, so we asked her if she had any tips for the rest of us if we ever wanted to ‘play sick’ – you know, maybe play hooky from work or something. 🙂

Her tips included:

  • Make your voice nasally sounding, turn your M’s into B sounds.
  • Watch lots of YouTube videos of people taking when they are sick.

Kerris also graced us with a quick ‘demo’ of her sick voice, and she went on to say “I feel like if I ever get like sick and sound sick my parents are gonna be like, no, mm-mm, we know your tricks.”

We asked Ed how hard it was to learn an American accent (he is Australian). He said, “It was pretty hard. But also kind of easy at the same time ’cause I was brought up on American film. Because there’s a lot of American TV, a lot of American film in Australia. So it’s not like it’s a completely different accent. But it was a little rough around the edges. Actually, it was really bad so I had training. And I just I learned all the little tips and tricks on just to sound authentic.”

Later in the interview we asked the kids if they had experienced anything similar to what happened in the film, if they ever had some really bad days in high school or in driver training or anything like that. Dylan decided to tease Kerris a bit and told us, “Well, Kerris has yet to do her driver’s test. So maybe, so maybe….” He then continued on to tell us, “No, I actually aced my driver’s test luckily.”


At the end of the interview we all took a group shot with the kids. You can see from this fun picture just how great these kids are!

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters everywhere on October 10th!



*Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of several press events for Disney. All opinions are 100% my own.




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