We had a great opportunity recently to speak with Joshua Erenberg, who plays the younger version of Seth Rogen’s character, “Britt Reid,” in THE GREEN HORNET film. Josh took time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us, and it is always exciting to hear from one of the young actors of a big budget movie.
BSCkids: How did you get started in acting?
Josh: I took a lot of acting classes and really enjoyed it.
Can you tell us a bit about your character in The Green Hornet?
Britt Reid is a very sad young boy who can never live up to his father’s expectations. He also really misses his mother who passed away.
For The Green Hornet did you have to do any sort of reading or watching of Green Hornet material to prepare for the role?
No, but my Dad bought me some of the old comic books. I learned about the Green Hornet while reading the comics.
How was it meeting Seth Rogan and working with him on the Britt Reid character?
He was an amazing guy. Everyone tells us how much we look alike. Seth apologized to me saying that I would look like him when I get older.
There are a bunch of stars in this film, was it overwhelming being on set?
At first, I was very nervous and my stomach really hurt. However, the actors were so nice to me. Tom Wilkinson told me he had to yell at me in the movie but it wasn’t real. Edward James Olmos was always playing around with me which calmed me down.
Are there any fun behind the scenes stories you can tell us about?
I had to go to a class for some stunt work they shot. I accidentally flipped when I should have fallen to the floor. When we shot the scene I fell into some bushes and everyone laughed, which was pretty funny.
If you can, without spoiling anything, did you have a favorite action scene or stunt that you saw performed in the movie?
It was the fight scene I did that was my favorite. It didn’t make the final cut into the movie but it was an amazing scene and so much fun to film.
What do you feel you learned the most from this experience as an actor?
I learned that it takes a lot of hard work to be an actor. I also now know that I want be a Director, all thanks to Michel Gondry, who taught me so much. He’s the best.
Can you tell us about your role in the Cartoon Network series Childrens Hospital?
I play a boy who doesn’t want to get his tonsils out so he fights with the doctors.
For all the kids interesting in getting into acting, how do you balance school and acting?
You have to always remember to make the time to be a regular kid.
What other hobbies outside of acting do you have?
I like to play a lot of different sports including basketball and Taekwondo. I also love video games and playing on the web.
Any other new projects you can tell us about?
I have a charity event with Make-A-Wish Foundation. We are teaming up for a screening of THE GREEN HORNET.
Special thanks to Josh in taking the time out to answer the questions, now go out and make sure you see him in THE GREEN HORNET and stay tuned for his role on Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim.
Joshua Erenberg made his big screen debut in the highly anticipated feature film, THE GREEN HORNET which hit theatres January 14th.
At only ten years of age, Josh will star alongside veteran actors including Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, and Tom Wilkinson in the screen adaptation of the popular radio/comic book series THE GREEN HORNET. Joshua plays the younger version of Seth Rogen’s character, “Britt Reid” who by night, turns into the masked superhero, “Green Hornet.”
Up next for this extraordinary kid is a role on the Cartoon Network hit series, “Childrens Hospital” which will air in early 2011.