Five Favorite Films with Abigail Breslin
The star of this week's Janie Jones drops by for a chat about movies, music, and her career.
Since her acting debut in Signs (at age six) and Oscar nomination for Little Miss Sunshine (at age 10), Abigail Breslin has taken an unpredictable path in her film roles, appearing in everything from family movies to heartstring-heavy dramas to unabashed horror-comedy -- as Zombieland's gun-toting scamp Little Rock, she got to indulge in what few of her young peers are allowed; namely, blowing away hordes of the undead. This year, Breslin's already lent her voice to probably the best, and certainly the most original American animated feature, Rango, and she'll soon appear (alongside practically everyone else in Hollywood) in the romantic comedy New Year's Eve; while next year brings a transition to teenage roles -- including a high school murderess in the very Heavenly Creatures-sounding Innocence. In this week's Janie Jones, Breslin plays the title character, a 13-year-old girl set adrift from her single mother to reconnects with her boozy rock-n-roll dad, played by Alessandro Nivola. We sat down with the young actress to talk about the movie and her music, where she sees her career headed, and her Five Favorite Films (with a little assist from her mom).
Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944; 100% Tomatometer)
Insidious (James Wan, 2011; 67% Tomatometer)
The Help (Tate Taylor, 2011; 74% Tomatometer)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962; 89% Tomatometer)
Prancer (John D. Hancock, 1989; 69% Tomatometer)
Next, Breslin talks about Janie Jones, starting her music career, and her mini-obsession with Little Rock.