Video Interview: The 15-Year-Old Star of 'Super 8' - Joel Courtney
by Alex Billington
June 8, 2011
"I believe you." We don't often do a lot of interviews with actors, but with J.J. Abrams' Super 8 coming up, I had the opportunity to speak with 15-year-old Idaho-born actor Joel Courtney who stars in the film as Joe Lamb. I immediately said yes to speak with him, even before seeing the film, because from the trailers alone I just had a feeling he would not only be great in the movie, but a cool guy off screen. That's definitely the case, as I got to meet and interview Joel for 10 minutes on video, and he was awesome to chat with. We cover all the bases, in terms of how he got cast in Super 8, to what it was like working on set, so check it out!
Watch my interview with Joel Courtney, the young star of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 (it's spoiler free!):
As this is his first time acting, or even doing interviews, I asked Joel everything I could, since there's so much to talk about with Super 8 and the kids who star in it. The friendship the group had was obviously genuine and it definitely shows on film. Joel is a great guy and if he continues to stick with acting, I'm certain he's going to have a stellar career ahead of him, as he does an amazing job starring in his first movie.
Super 8 is both written and directed by visionary director J.J. Abrams, who started his career with "Lost" and "Alias" before directing Mission: Impossible III then Star Trek. This is produced by Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment, as well as Relativity and Bad Robot. Paramount will be bringing Super 8 to theaters everywhere starting on June 10th this summer. You can stay up-to-date by visiting: super8-movie.com.