Ty Simpkins Interview: 'Iron Man 3' (JJJ Exclusive!)

Ty Simpkins Interview: 'Iron Man 3' (JJJ Exclusive!)

Check out our new interview with Iron Man 3 actor Ty Simpkins!

The 11-year-old talent plays Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) sidekick Harley.

His impressive acting credits also include Revolutionary Road, Pride & Glory, and War of the Worlds!

We caught up with Ty to find out what it was like working on one of highest-grossing films ever, as well as what he likes to do for fun!

Click inside to read our interview with Ty Simpkins…

JustJaredJr.com Interview – Ty Simpkins

JustJaredJr.com: What was it like working alongside Robert?

Ty Simpkins: Robert is really, really great. You know, he just looks at you in the eyes and you just trust him. He would kind of just know what I was thinking and we had a lot of fun working together. Robert invited me to stunt meetings and he and Shane (Black, the director) let me talk about what Harley might do.

JJJ: Were you a fan of the series before landing the role?

TS: Totally! But I remember when the first Iron Man came out, I was kind of scared and me and my friend sat in the front row, and I remember being a little intimated. But after that I was hooked.

JJJ: What was your favorite moment from filming?

TS: Hanging out with Robert was my favorite. But I also learned how to drive on the lot. Everyone drove these golf carts and that was a lot of fun.

JJJ: You’ve worked alongside a ton of high-profile stars. What was the best advice you have been given?

TS: Best advice? Maybe to feel the emotion and say your lines, and then just forget about it.

JJJ: What would you say to kids your age who want to break into acting?

TS: I would say it is a lot of fun and you have to ask your mom.

JJJ: What do you like to do when hanging out with your friends?

TS: My best friend lives down the street from me and we usually just jump on his trampoline or hang out and talk. Now that its baseball season, I am having a lot of fun with that.

JJJ: What are your favorite shows on television right now?

TS: Adventure Time! And Invader Zim, but it got canceled.

JJJ: Who are some of your favorite music acts?

TS: I guess I don’t really have a favorite band. I play a lot of cello so my focus of music is mostly classical. But there is these guys on YouTube called The Piano Guys and they are like cello rock.

JJJ: What about favorite movies?

TS: Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Avengers! Iron Man!! Jurassic Park! Action adventure!

JJJ: And finally, what would you say is your favorite food?

TS: Veggie chili, and lasagna, and either egg salad or tuna for lunch.

Be sure to catch Ty in Iron Man 3, in theaters now!

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  • Lawrence

    Cute little guy.