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!