We might call you a “triple threat” because you sing, you act and you model. Can you tell us about your experiences with all three of these?
Charlie – All three are so much fun, but my favourite is booking photo shoots for clothes, billboard and commercials. Some of the things I love about being on set are the CLOTHES! I’ve had so many fun outfits to wear. I wish we could keep them all! It’s hard to keep a straight face while modeling because it’s so much fun. The music is great and it helps me focus and get in the mood. I’ve learned to listen and take direction well, even when everything is happening quickly. The camera feels like it’s clicking non-stop and each time it clicks we change our body stance and our facial expression – that can be hard to do. I love spending time with other kids and people on set. We’ve met so many people like Christopher Plummer on a TV show, and David Bautista who plays Drax The Destoyer in Guardians of the Galaxy (his muscles are not fake, they are very real, and he’s a super nice guy). I know my brother and I are lucky to have these opportunities and I’m extra lucky to work and share this all with my brother.
Harrison – I love to do all three but my favourite is definitely modeling. I love it because I like trying on all of the clothes and helping pick out which outfits I feel most comfortable in and which ones look best on me. I get to meet a lot of great people that are so good at what they do, and they put in so much time and effort to make me feel comfortable while on set. The music on set is so fun and keeps me moving and grooving the whole time I’m in front of the camera. I like how when we are on breaks, the food that is ordered is amazing! Sometimes it’s a long day, but it’s never boring. I have met so many other kids that have taught me tips and tricks that help Charlie and I get better each time we are booked.
Being part of our local theatre group in the Christmas Panto at The Elgin Theatre Guild has been a great learning experience. I learned how to be confident and trust myself in front of an audience, and how much hard work goes into attending rehearsals. Working with great people has been the best part. Everyone works together to put on a fantastic show.
Charlie and Harrison
Meet 10 year-old twins, Charlie and Harrison, our new Kid Zone writers!
Each month, they’ll be sharing perspectives on life as a child sees it.
Charlie and Harrison