Bailee Madison and James Maslow Interviews
Who was such a sweetheart?
I've seen the commercial for Brothers and it looks pretty dramatic. What was that like to work on?
Bailee Madison: "It was an awesome experience. I mean I got to work with Jim Sheridan, all these huge stars. And I actually just got to see the movie two days ago and all I can say is it's such a powerful film. I'm so proud to be able to be a part of it. And you leave the theater with your heart pounding. It's great. It's great."
Did you cry?
Bailee Madison: "My mom was in tears too. It's so weird because she, you know, watches me but she's always so into the movies. She was like, 'That's amazing.' We're just so glad to be able to do a film with all those huge stars and everything like that."
Did you get close to anyone in particular?
Bailee Madison: "You know, Natalie [Portman] was such a sweetheart. Natalie and Tobey [Maguire] and Jake [Gyllenhaal] – Jake was so nice. And I got to work with this little girl named Taylor Geare. I had to play her big sister so I was kind of like her big sister and she was like my little sister so I would look after her and stuff. I think I got really close, everyone got really close by the end of the film."
You've also got a horror movie coming up that is a remake of one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.
Bailee Madison: "Did you like it?"
So tell me about working on that.
Bailee Madison: "It was probably the most hardest experience of my life. Because I've always wanted to get to do a thriller or a horror film, because every single scene was either ripping or tearing or crying and fighting these monsters. But it was just so cool to be able to work on something so different. And I loved it. I loved getting to do it. It's going to be great. The special effects are awesome. It's going to be another one of those films where you [jump and scream]."
Were you scared working on it? Were there ever any moments that creeped you out?
Bailee Madison: "I mean, I got to see the model of the […] creatures – I mean they are creepy. They have these glow in the dark eyes that pierce at you. It's kind of like, 'Ohhhh, don't touch me!' But I enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoy horror films so I'm obsessed with all those kind of [films]."
Tell me about everything you've got going on because it sounds like you're booked for the next year.
James Maslow: "Everything – I'm pretty busy these days. I'm shooting a brand new series for Nickelodeon called Big Time Rush, and that also coincides with a record deal we have with Columbia Epic label so we're also recording a full album. Hopefully you guys will like that. Check it out. We have the premiere coming this month on the 28th at 8:30pm. And the full series is at the beginning of the year."
Tell me about the album. What's the music like?
James Maslow: "The music, it's very right now kind of pop rock, little R&B influences. I think we're still trying to find our sound so we're working with some amazing producers and just recording a bunch of songs. We'll see what makes the album."
Any producers we would know?
James Maslow: "Oh yeah. Desmond Child's amazing to work with. Kevin Rudolf…a lot of people. Everyone has been great."
So what's the series about?
James Maslow: "It's about four of us, four best friends from Minnesota and we get this opportunity to come to Los Angeles and become a music group. So it's almost like a young Entourage because we really focus on the friendships of us four and really without each individual character, the other ones wouldn't get through it. I play James Diamond who's the one who wants to be the pop star. The only one who is kind of like the lovable narcissist, so to speak. But it all works. Everyone has their own piece of the puzzle and we become this band in Los Angeles and grow."
Do you have your own entourage?
James Maslow: "In real life? I have my best friends who I like to bring with me whenever I can. But everyone's doing their own thing. But I definitely have good friends that come with me when they can."
Because this is an alien movie, do you believe in aliens?
James Maslow: "I believe that it would be a big waste of space if there was nothing out there."
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