Q & A with Parris Mosteller
Dream: ¬†Did you read the Judy Moody books before you got the role as Stink?
Parris: Yes, I had read a couple of Stink books. I really like the¬†Stinkopedia! Once I knew I was going to audition for the movie, my friend¬†Zoey, who is a huge Judy Moody fan, gave me all 10 of her books to read. So I read them too.
Dream: ¬†Tell us more about your character Stink.?
Parris: Stink is all¬†boy. He loves life and always has something he wants to do. He is pretty much always in a good mood. He also really likes to give his sister Judy a hard¬†time‚Ä¶.but¬†in a not so mean way, cause he needs her help to find bigfoot.
Dream: ¬†What was it like working with Heather Graham and the rest of the cast??
Parris: I really liked working with Heather. Did you know she likes to play¬†Pokemon¬†too? In fact, she likes it so much she went out and bought me my favorite¬†Pokemon¬†cards so we could play in between scenes. The movie is the first time I ever got to have a sister, cause I have 4 brothers, so that was new for me. I think I would like to have asister,¬†because¬†Jordana¬†never took my stuff and never tackles me.
Dream: ¬†What was the experience like on your first big movie?
Parris: Wow! It was the best. It was kind of difficult when they cut off my curls in the beginning so I would like Stink, but I‚Äôve kept it short cause it looks good! And I had a trailer with my name on it‚Ä¶I liked that so much I kept the ‚ÄúStink‚ÄĚ tag that was on it.
Dream: ¬†Tell us a fun memory from shooting the movie.?
Parris: I laugh every time I remember when Heather and¬†Jordana¬†and I had 20 minutes to shoot the 3 scenes where heather is doing Yoga and I am reading Bigfoot and¬†Jordana¬†is stomping in mad. The thing no one can tell when watching is that we had so little time to shoot all of them, because I couldn‚Äôt work any longer that day, that the set dresser made up a game where we would race to see who could change their clothes the fastest. I won the first 2 times, cause I am pretty speedy, but then Heather decided she wasn‚Äôt going to lose to me one more time and just went behind¬†some bushes and beat me the last time!
Dream: ¬†What are your summer plans?
Parris: I made it into the LA County Junior¬†Gaurdsprogram and am going to spend my summer on the beach learning¬†life guard¬†stuff. I¬†am also going to swim the 2.4 mile¬†Dwight Crum Pier to Pier swim again in the ocean from Hermosa to Manhattan Beach. I was the youngest to ever swim it last year when I was 8.
Dream: ¬†Why should people go see Judy Moody?
Parris: They should see Judy Moody because it makes the characters that they know from the books come to life. And boys will really like all the pranks I play on Judy and how I get to go on this huge chase for the big hairy monster called¬†big foot.
Dream: ¬†What was your favorite scene from the movie?
Parris: My favorite scene from the movie was the one we shot in the woods at midnight while looking for Bigfoot.¬†The possum was pretty funny that night,¬†he wasn‚Äôt behaving so well!
Dream: ¬†What’s the craziest thing you had to do while filming Judy Moody?
Parris: Driving with Aunt Opal was pretty crazy.
Dream: ¬†What made you decide you wanted to be an actor?
Parris: It just sort of happened by accident. When I was 4 I tagged along on a call back my older brother, Ty, had for Kraft Mac and¬†Cheese. While in the waiting room, I got a paper cut on my finger and started to cry just when a producer for Kraft was walking by and she stopped and asked me how she could make me feel better. ¬†I told her that a bowl of Kraft would do it, so she took me into the room where everyone was auditioning and I sat on her lap and had 8 bowls of the yummy goodness. Afterward she told my¬†brothers agent that she wanted me to do the commercial. I have worked ever since.
Dream: ¬†If you could star in a movie with one other person, who would it be?
Parris: Hmmm, probably my older brother, Ty.¬†We are pretty good together!