BSCkids: Tylen Jacob Williams
When did you first decide you wanted to act? How supportive was your family about the decision?
I started in the business when I was 3 months old on Sesame Street so my parents technically made the decision for me; because casting was looking for a baby.
Tell us a little bit about your series, “Instant Mom.” What makes it great and why should kids and families watch it?
It’s a fun family show that many people who haven’t seen it yet will enjoy because we get really crazy sometime and have great chemistry.
Can you tell us a little bit about your character, James, in the series “Instant Mom?”
James is a kid who only cares about money and getting what he wants, he’s not spoiled but he’ll scam his way into an opportunity the benefits him.
Do you share any similarities with your character?
I don’t think so. James and I think differently when we want something. He’s a hustler and I’m not.
Were there any funny behind the scene stories you can share with us while filming?
One day we were supposed to be at a theme park on the show, Michael Boatman messed up a line and everybody started laughing for a REALLY long time.
Have your friends/family gotten to watch any episodes yet? What have they thought?
They have seen it and they think it’s a good show. They like the family and my character.
What would you say is your favorite Nickelodeon show of all time (past or present) and why (excluding your upcoming show of course)?
My show is already airing. I would probably have to say SpongeBob. Who doesn’t like spongebob?
You’ve starred on several series so far, what has been your favorite to work on and why?
Instant Mom, because it’s a really fun show to work on.
Who is currently playing on your iPod?
Who has been your favorite actor/actress you have met and what have you learned from them?
I’ve met several other actors who I admire, but haven’t had the chance to really learn from them.
Can you tell us some of your hobbies?
I play the bass guitar and I like to play video games.
How do you find time to spend on your hobbies and friends while going to school and acting?
I just have to fit it into my schedule, even though I can’t do all the things I want to do sometimes.
Any advice for other children getting into acting?
It’s not just all fun, you have to work too, but you must find time to relax.
If acting hadn’t worked out, what do you think your other career choice would be and why?
I probably would have started writing as a career. I believe the acting industry would still be apart of my career though.