The 17-year-old actor sat down to chat about his upcoming movie, Percy Jackson, why he got started in acting and being compared to Daniel Radcliffe. Check it:
On how he got the acting bug: “They’re all doctors [my family] and I’m the black sheep. When I was five, I thought auditions were a great way to get out of school! At 12, I landed the TV show Jack & Bobby, and I realized acting was something I wanted to do forever.”
On being compared to Daniel Radcliffe: “I’m being compared to Daniel a lot these days. Honestly, my character [Percy Jackson] doesn’t have much in common with Harry Potter, except that he’s an unlikely hero who’s been thrown into a huge situation.”
On what he did to prep for Percy: “I’ve been studying mythology for months; reading about Perseus, Poseidon, Apollo, Medusa. I don’t know if the movie will reach Twilight levels of obsession, but if it does, I’m ready for it.”
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief hits theaters on February 12. Also check out new character posters below!