BSCkids recently got to sit down with the young but talented actor Noah Lomax. He spoke with us about his newest movie, Playing For Keeps as well as his time on the hit AMC series, “The Walking Dead.”
Noah may only be 10 years old but he has already appeared on some of television’s hottest projects and has lead roles in two of the most buzzed about films being released in 2012-13. First, he will be making his feature film debut starring in Playing For Keeps, opposite Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel, which is set to be released December 7, 2012. In addition to film, Noah has made his mark in the television world as well. His work includes a recurring role on AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” as well as guest appearances in episodes of ABC’s “The Middle,” CBS’ “Mad Love,”and Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” and “Army Wives.” Noah actively supports Soccer for Hope, a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research through soccer related activities.
BSCkids: Noah Lomax
Tell us about how you got into acting?
I started acting after I saw my older sister audition & spending time on set with her. It looked like a lot of fun, so my parents asked me if I was interested, I thought I would give it a try.
Have your parents always been supportive of your choice to be an actor?
Yes, my parents are supportive in anything that I want to try. They always tell me that I should follow my dreams. They encourage me to try different things because they say you never know… you just may like it. So this winter, I am planning on trying lacrosse for the first time!
Tell us about your upcoming film Playing for Keeps.
Playing for Keeps is about a retired soccer player (Gerard Butler) who made some bad decisions about his life. He decides that he wants to get his life back in order by moving to his sons (played by me) hometown. He wants to rebuild his relationship with his son and his ex-wife (Jessica Biel). He starts to coach my soccer team, and all the mom’s are like ‘he is so hot’ and I want him to be their boyfriend. From there, he has to figure out what he wants – the relationship with his son & ex-wife or the soccer moms!
Do you share and similarities with your character in the film?
Yes, I do have some similarities to “Lewis” – we both like to play sports, play video games, and be with our friends. Lewis’ character is nice, friendly and believes in his dad just like me. He is a regular kid.
What did you learn from working with such high profile actors as Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel?
I learned how to more comfortable in front of the camera. That it’s okay to cry, be emotional, and show your feelings and not be afraid that people will make fun of you. I also learned how to act on set.
You also are in the highly anticipated Nicholas Sparks movie, Safe Haven, tell us a little bit about your role in that film?
I play Josh Duhemel son’s, Josh and the older brother of Lexi (Mimi Kirkland). He loves to fish but he is mad at the world because his mom has died. He misses her. He is quiet, angry and upset that his dad is acting like he doesn’t want to remember his mom and starts to like this new lady, Katie ( played by Julianna Hough).
You also have appeared in several television shows as well as movies. Which do you prefer to act in?
I prefer to act in movies because movies take longer to film than the guest star spots that I have done. I love being on set, so the longer the project, which for me has been movies, the better!
Tell us about your experience working on the AMC series, “The Walking Dead”
It was really cool. I played Louis who was the son of Morales. I was in season one in episodes 3 -5 . I loved seeing how they put make-up on the zombies. I loved seeing the all the blood and guts! I also liked how they shot the different zombie scenes. The coolest thing was seeing how they had a zombie eating a dead deer. It was a mechanical deer so they put red corn syrup and had the zombie eating its guts. It was awesome!
What has been your favorite project so far?
My favorite project was Safe Haven mainly because I got to spend a lot of time at the beach.
Do your friends treat you any differently since you became an actor?
Nah, my friends treat me the same. We don’t talk about it really. Why would they treat me differently? I am just like them!
What is your favorite show currently on air?
The Walking Dead and Saturday Night Live
Tell us about Soccer for Hope and how you support their mission.
Soccer for Hope is a non-profit organization that was started by my friend’s dad and soccer coach from Playing for Keeps — Oliver Wyss. He founded his organization to raise money for cancer research and awareness. He lost a son to cancer and now his daughter, Abella (my best friend) is also fighting cancer. I met Abella on set of Playing for Keeps, she plays one of my teammates. We became very close friends… it makes me sad that she has to fight cancer so I decided that I wanted to help. When I was working on Safe Haven, my friends and I did a lemonade stand to raise money.
Photos courtesy of Michele Reed