Curtis Harris, who currently plays Miles Preston on the Haunted Hathaways, recently sat down with TeenInfo.net to talk about being nominated for the NAACP award, his role on the Nickeloden show, and much more. Check out highlights from the interview below!
On what the Haunted Hathaways is all about:
It all started when a family (The Hathaways) moved from New York, to a house in New Orleans, and they later find out that their house is occupied by a family of ghosts (The Prestons)! So there’s a lot of comedic interaction between the human family and the ghost family, whether it’s flying cats or pies in the faces. We find out there are a lot of things the two families can learn from each other.
On how he relates to his character Miles Preston:
We both are very friendly, funny, have a good sense of style, and we are both constantly in a good mood. That’s me for sure
On the advice he would you give younger aspiring actors/actresses:
I would say never give up and to work hard, even on the little things. Also, not to just sit around and wait for everything. Be aggressive when it comes to following your dreams. You’re never too young to start now.
On being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth Children’s Program for the NAACP Image Awards:
I feel so humbled by this nomination. This means the world to me, because I don’t act to win awards, I just do it because I enjoy it more than anything else. So yeah, I’m definitely thankful to get recognized for my work, because I do put a lot of time and practice into being my best on screen.
On how he balances it all:
I feel that at any age to be in the same award show with such talented people is an honor. To have this opportunity at only 13 years old is just beyond belief, and really an inspiration to strive to get better and better. The great thing about award shows are that they are every year, so you always have the opportunity to get nominated again for new work you may have done, and that motivates you to stay on top of your game.
On what we can expect from him in 2015:
It’s early in the year, but I’m hoping to do some work in major feature films, and in sitcoms later this year. I feel like one of my strengths as an actor is the ability to play roles that are funny, as well as dramatic. It would be awesome to have the ability to showcase that this year.
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