Emma Fuhrmann Interview: Dishing On Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen And Life As A Young Star


Emma Fuhrmann is already a veteran in the entertainment industry, even though she is just shy of eleven years old. She started modeling when she was less than 2 and has a long list of TV commercials and other projects. She will be starring alongside Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen in the new Rob Reiner film, The Magic Of Belle Isle, scheduled to be released on June 6, 2012. We recently got the opportunity to touch base with Emma for an Exclusive CMR Interview and she gave us some great insight on life in general, working in entertainment, and her co-stars. Below is our interview:

1.You have been in the entertainment field for quite a while now, is it still fun or is it getting to be just a job?
“Yes it’s still so much fun, it will never be a JOB it will always be one those awesome moments in life you wish you could relive everyday!! Plus every film or show you get to be apart of is so different.”

2. Since you have done both TV and Movies, which is your favorite and what medium would you prefer to act in?
“I really don’t have a favorite. I like both. They both have different things that make them special to me. A film/movie is usually a lot longer and you get to bond with the cast and crew longer and a TV show is shorter and really fast paced which makes it more challenging sometimes.”

3. Is it tough being a celebrity at such a young age? Do your friends treat you any different?
“I don’t consider myself a celebrity at all. Technically if you think about it the only thing different that I’m doing is auditioning and filming every now and then. That might sound like a big difference from your life to mine but the way I look at it, there is only a small difference. My friends might occasionally ask me where I’m going or if I’m filming anything else lately or when they can see me on the big screen or their TV but that’s all.”

4. If there was one thing you could change about your life so far, what would it be?
“My life is pretty cool right now! I don’t think I would change a thing!”

5. How do you manage to keep up your grades in school while working on films?
“When I filmed The Magic Of Belle Isle it was during summer months so I had no school work but if it’s not summer you usually have a set teacher to help guide you through it. What I do is I get my work from my school then take it to wherever the destination may be, finish my work, then ship it or take back to my school when I return and my school is really good about working with me too. I am happy to say that I made the A honor roll for this school year!”

6. What kind of music do you like and who is your favorite artist or group?
“I like to listen to Taylor Swift and Adele type of music. My favorite song by Adele is Someone Like You and with Taylor I don’t have a favorite song because I LOVE all her music!!”

7. If you could have one movie and co star to work with, who would it be and what would the film be about? In other words, what would be your dream role and who would you want to work beside you?
“That’s a really hard question because I’m so young that I would be happy to work with so many people right now. Working with some of the greats like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts would be amazing! Having a role like Emma Watson did as Hermione in the Harry Potter series would be a dream role for me. I would love to be apart of the Percy Jackson series of books that are being made into movies, too.”

About “The Magic Of Belles Isle”:

8. What was the best part of working on this film for you personally?
“Working with all the people involved in the film and the location of the film were the best parts. It was so much like summer camp on the lake that it didn’t feel like work most of the time. I really enjoyed being with the girls that played my sisters, Madeline Carroll and Nicolette Pierini, we had a lot of fun together.”

9. What did you think of Morgan Freeman?
“Morgan is a great actor! He just sent out confident vibes from himself which made things easier for me when I had scenes with him. Between takes and set ups he would do crosswords or sometimes he and Rob would sing songs! The fact that I got to work with such an amazing actor for my first big film is still hard to believe.”

10.Is Virginia Madsen as nice in person as she seems in her roles? Did she give you any good advice for the future?
“I like to call her Mama V because she totally took us under her wing and bonded with us completely. She brought art supplies and crafty things for us to do between takes and she was always thinking of the cast and crew by doing special things for all of us like Mustache Monday and White Castle Wednesday. “The O’Neil family” (our film family) even rented an ice cream truck one day for the crew. I learned a lot about doing for others from her. The best advice from her was to stay REAL and always have a good does of humility!”

11. If you had to sum up this film in one sentence, what would it say?
“A summer journey with a lot of heart and laughter!”

12. Other than “The Fandango sisters”, what else will we be able to see you acting in the near future?
“I am so excited about my future! I can’t talk about a couple of things in the works just yet. I’ve got a couple of short films making the film festival circuit and a Great Wolf Lodge commercial airing now. Follow me on Twitter @emmafuhrmann to be the first to know!”

Thank you Emma for the opportunity to do this interview. We hope you have a long and popular career in the future.

Photo credit: Bobby Quillard through MLC PR

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