Alex Wolff cracks us up in this brand new interview!
The 16-year-old actor stars in Hairbrained as a genius outcast who ends up at an Ivy League wannabe college where he befriends a 41-year-old freshman, played by Brendan Fraser.
Meanwhile, his indie flick A Birder’s Guide to Everything received a ton of praise at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.
JJJ caught up with Alex to chat about all of his projects, including some upcoming new music from him and his brother Nat! He even shares his fondest memories from The Naked Brothers Band show! Check it:
JustJaredJr: Let’s talk HairBrained first! Eli seems like such a fun character to play. What drew you to the role?
Alex Wolff: Eli was like nothing I’d ever seen before. Such an original and fantastic character, who I felt like I could really do a lot with. I thought he was hilarious, clever, vulnerable and everything else in between. I was very lucky to be able to pretend I was a genius for a month.
JJJ: In what ways could you relate to him?
AW: Well, since I am in fact NOT a genius, I’m still in high school, so college-wise I didn’t have a lot to draw from. I related to the character of Eli in a big way, though. I think he’s very different than I am. He’s full of sarcasm and anger which I can relate to, but as a person I’m for the most part pretty external and have a big personality, so it was interesting to play such an introverted character. I think I was able to get in the mindset of Eli and really understand him while making the movie. And I really hope that comes across.
JJJ: Serious question: How hard was maintaining that head of hair?
AW: On camera my hair looks like a curly-haired raccoon curled up on my head. So, there wasn’t much organization involved, which was nice. I came to set with my hair completely wild. All we did was just put extensions on my already insane hair, and voila, my hair was ready.
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