this role is a child becoming an adult and you were
a child actor becoming to play more of adult role, I
guessed you might have felt some similarity with this
Joel Osment ( H ): I think so yeah. That was one
of the main reasons why I was exciting to do this film.
Because it was perfect timing for going towards older
roles as you said. I'm hoping that in the future, roles
that are lot more matured ones that I've been doing
in the past. So Walter was perfect for that. Cause,
that's kind of what he goes through, becoming a man,
when he starts outs as sort of weak little kid.
Do you have struggle with in yourself?
Well, in real life, no, I don't... its much of a
struggle as perhaps as Walter's might be. Because, you
know, playing younger roles wasn't a bad thing for me
at that time. But, you know, now I just wanna find more
age appropriate roles. Walter is also learning to act
his age, I think. But his is more fundamental change.
You've been working in this industry since you were
very young, from what stage did you become to feel the
enjoyment of acting?
I think I've always enjoyed from the beginning.
Cause... you enjoy it for different reasons as you grow
up. It's always been really fun to be on the set. But
as I get older I think I appreciate more of the art
of what I'm doing on the set.
But didn't you have to sacrifice
some of these things?
Well, you know... it does take time to be on the set
than you normally will be at home. But I'm glad that
I had that experience. I don't think I'm missing anything,
because I have plenty of time. I go to a regular school,
hang out with friends.
Walter meeting these two old
men were like a life changing experiences for him, how
about you? Have you ever had a life changing experience
from meeting someone?
think I definitely had a lot of experiences from where
I met people in this business in the regular life that
really changed the way you think of it, I guess. You
know, just all the actors that I've been lucky enough
to work with, specifically you know help me become a
better actor and Michael Cain and Robert Duvall are
the perfect example of that. Aside from that, my parents
have always have done that. You know, having been able
to having been so supportive in a business like this
and in normal life.
Could you give us an example
of some advises that you had from someone that changed
your way of thinking?
H: I think one of the biggest one, which was
long time ago, when I first started acting, my dad had
always taught me that "acting is believing".
That's been my fundamental rule that I used in all the
roles that I play.
What was the most impressive
thing that you learnt from Michael Cain and Robert Duvall?
H: From them... I think a lot of it was just
watching how quickly they could create the reality of
their character on the set. Having been worked for so
long, they really just knew how to... they know the
script when they come in but on the set they can just
turn it on and just become their characters instantly.
I think watching that, it wasn't so much direct advice
but just a great example of what you can become as an
Do you have any rules, idea,
or a special attitude in your my mind when you do your
H: I guess that would be just always be having
fun on the set. It's a job where if you're not enjoying
what you're doing. Then there's no reason to do it.
Acting is a work that seems like play. That's what something
I always will try to keep on the set.
I feel that you are very balanced out person, but do
you have any moments that you are doubtful of that and
how do you over come those moments?
H: I guess it will be... I guess you just trust
in the principles that you generally... I guess just
to keep a straight course. Just to always put a lot
of effort in what you are doing and always try to enjoy
it. That always works in acting. I think that in the
rest of life, you stay true to this principle then you
won't have trouble ever feeling misguided.
Are you a big thinker or do
you just take it by as it comes?
H: I think there's times for both. It's always
good to intellectually consider things deeply, but in
other cases, you just sort of should go with it.
would you like to do for the future? Are you interested
in things a part from acting such as writing, directing?
H: Yes. Both of those things. I would love to
act for the rest of my life to be able to play the roles
that come as you become older, you become a different
person. But also directing and writing, it doesn't matter
which side of camera I'm on, I would love to be involved
in making films for rest of my life.
Finally could you face the
camera and give a message to WOWOW viewers?
H: Hello to the viewers of WOWOW! I'm Haley Joel
Osment and thanks for watching.