In the Little Fockers movie that comes out on December 22nd, 2010, Daisy Tahan and Colin Baiocchi are the perfect kids for the parts. Playing the two children of Greg and Pam Focker (Ben Stiller and Teri Polo), their engaging characters in the movie seem to be very similar to their real-life personalities.
Colin came into our interview full of energy. He is definitely an entertainer and doesn’t seem to have a shy bone in his body.
Colin on his favorite part about acting in Little Fockers:
I like all the stunts and special effects. I got to fall from a rock wall. But, I had a stunt double that did it and fell on a mat. But, I had a harness. Sometimes I would have my arm out, but then I would have my foot on the railing part. I would just hold on. And then, the harness would fly me out like Superman.
Colin is referring to the below rock wall clip where he used a stunt double.
On what he wants to be when he grows up:
I still want to be this (actor) and I want to be a bunch of other things. I want to do this martial arts taekwondo. I want to be a black belt really badly.
On who was the most fun person on the set to work with:
Everybody, including Teri, because Teri Polo could actually mime the voice of Elmo. She can actually make the exact voice as Elmo.
On working with a pet lizard in the movie:
It was really fun. They had three different lizards. They had two real live lizards that both Daisy and I got to hold. And then, they had a fake lizard, Stiffy, who was stuffed up. But, sometimes when they said, “Cut,” I would wave his little hand because you can position him. It gets a little too funny if you do this.
Daisy’s smart and sassy personality in the movie seemed like the perfect role for her when we sat down for our interview. Daisy’s sweet little dress and flowered headband was pulled together to look like one of the models I’ve seen in the American Girl Doll magazines. She answered our questions like she’s been doing this for years.
Daisy on her favorite part of working on the Little Fockers set:
I like going to new places, meeting new people. And there’s thing called Crafties on set, and there are these big tables with snacks all over them. And every time you’re on a different movie, there are different snacks on the table.
On how her friends handle her being a movie star:
Well, usually my friends don’t talk about it. But if I’m in the middle of shooting a movie or I just booked it or I just finished it, sometimes I feel like they’re interviewing me because they ask, “So, how do you like acting?” And I say, “It’s pretty good.” But, usually they don’t do that.
On giving advice to other kid actors:
I would say always be nice to the people on the set and just do great.
On what Daisy wants to do next:
Oh, I’ve always wanted to be in an animated movie.
Adults and kids alike will be entertained watching how Daisy and Colin (Samantha and Henry) learn how to deal with the crazy antics of Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro.