12-Year-Old Keith L. Williams on Cursing, Acting & Being Famous


BOYS.”>>STOP! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?>>KISSING HER.>>YOU CAN’T KISS SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION. REMEMBER FROM ASSEMBLY?>>PRETEND IT’S BRIXLY. TRY TO BE A GENTLEMAN.>>OKAY. BRIXLY, CAN I KISS YOU?>>WHY?>>WHY?>>YEAH. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT ME?>>WELL, YOU’RE SWEET. YOU SMELL GOOD. YOU’RE SMART TOO. YOU ALWAYS PUSH HENRY IN HIS WHEELCHAIR EVEN THOUGH HE’S SUPER MEAN. AND JUST WHEN I THINK I’VE GOT YOU FIGURED OUT YOU GO AHEAD AND START SKATEBOARDING.>>I CONSENT.>>Jimmy: GOOD BOYS OPENS IN THEATERS AUGUST 16th. PLEASE SAY HELLO TO KEITH L. WILLIAMS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU FOR COMING. BOY, I SAW THE MOVIE TODAY, AND IT IS SO FUNNY, AND YOU’RE VERY, VERY GOOD IN IT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Jimmy: IT’S WEIRD BECAUSE I SAW QUENTIN TARANTINO’S MOVIE ON FRIDAY AND I SAW YOUR MOVIE TODAY. I THINK THERE’S MORE CURSING IN YOUR MOVIE THAN HIS. [ LAUGHTER ]>>YEAH, PROBABLY.>>Jimmy: WERE THERE WORDS YOU DIDN’T UNDERSTAND OR SITUATIONS YOU THAT WERE UNFAMILIAR WITH?>>YEAH. A LOT OF TIME THERE WERE WORDS LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST 11. I’M 12 NOW. I’M ACTING LIKE — >>Jimmy: NOW YOU KNOW IT ALL. [ LAUGHTER ] IT IS A DIFFERENCE.>>YEAH. I DIDN’T REALLY KNOW A LOT AT THE START.>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE?>>YES, I’VE SEEN THE MOVIE THREE TIMES.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU HAVE. ALL RIGHT. AND DID YOU SEE IT WITH LIKE YOUR PARENTS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?>>YEAH, MY PARENTS WERE ALWAYS THERE.>>Jimmy: THEY WERE. OKAY. AND WHAT DID THEY THINK OF YOU SAYING ALL THIS STUFF?>>WELL, WE ALL DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT AT FIRST BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I WAS NEVER LIKE RAISED TO CUSS. BUT WHEN THEY SAW THE SCRIPT AND SAW WHAT IT WAS, THEY BUSTED OUT LAUGHING. THEY WERE DYING.>>Jimmy: DO YOU FIND YOURSELF CURSING ALL THE TIME NOW?>>NO.>>Jimmy: WITH YOUR PREFRIENDS. OH, YOU DO NOT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>I’M FINE WITH CURSING IN MOVIES NOW BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S JUST ACTING AND NOT LIKE ACTUALLY ME.>>Jimmy: WHAT AGE DO YOU THINK IT’S OKAY TO START CURSING? [ LAUGHTER ]>>I WOULD SAY PROBABLY 14.>>Jimmy: 14 YEARS OLD.>>WELL, A LOT OF PEOPLE MY AGE ALREADY CUSS. SO IT DOESN’T — >>Jimmy: GOT YOU. DO YOU GO TO SCHOOL? ARE YOU HOME SCHOOLED?>>I’M HOME SCHOOLED BUT I REALLY WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS YEAR.>>Jimmy: OH, YEAH. YOU’VE GOT TO TRY OUT ALL YOUR NEW LANGUAGE YOU LEARNED AT WORK. [ LAUGHTER ] FOR SURE. SO YOU WANT TO GO TO A REGULAR SCHOOL.>>YES.>>Jimmy: IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN?>>MY MOM SAID THAT SHE’S ALREADY TRYING TO ENROLL ME, YOU KNOW. BUT WE DON’T KNOW WITH MY SCHEDULE BECAUSE I’M AN ACTOR.>>Jimmy: RIGHT. AND WORK COMES FIRST. [ LAUGHTER ] YEAH, BUT IT’S A VERY DIFFICULT THING. BUT YOU WANT THE SOCIAL ASPECT. I BET YOU GET SOME OF THAT — ESPECIALLY FROM A MOVIE LIKE THIS WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER KIDS ON THE MOVIE.>>YES.>>Jimmy: THAT YOU REALLY WILL GET TO — IT’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN SCHOOL, ISN’T IT?>>YEAH, IT WAS. WE SHOT ACTUALLY AT JACOB TREMBLAY’S SCHOOL.>>Jimmy: AT HIS REAL SCHOOL?>>YEAH, ACTUALLY.>>Jimmy: WOW. WAS THAT JUST FOR HIS CONVENIENCE OR A COINCIDENCE?>>IT WAS A COINCIDENCE, ACTUALLY. THEY DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS HIS REAL SCHOOL AT FIRST.>>Jimmy: I SEE. AND YOU HAVE FUN WITH THIS SORT OF THING, ACTING AND — >>YES, I LOVE ACTING. IT’S REALLY FUN.>>Jimmy: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR FRIENDS ARE GOING TO SAY WHEN THEY SEE THIS MOVIE? OR WILL THEY EVEN BE ABLE TO SEE THIS MOVIE?>>MY FRIENDS ARE LIKE GOING TO — THEY LIKE ARE SUCH BIG SUPPORTERS, THEY’RE DEFINITELY GOING TO AT LEAST TRY TO SNEAK IN THE MOVIE. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: THAT’S GOOD. THOSE ARE GOOD FRIENDS. [ APPLAUSE ] SETH ROGEN IS A PRODUCER OF THE MOVIE.>>YES.>>Jimmy: HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OF HIS FILMS?>>I’VE SEEN “SUPERBAD” AND “SAUSAGE PARTY.” BUT I SAW IT IN CANADA WHEN — >>Jimmy: OH, OKAY. WAIT A MINUTE. YOU SAW IT IN CANADA? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>I DON’T KNOW. I GUESS IT WAS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR ME TO WATCH IT. BUT I THINK “SUPERBAD” IS SO MUCH LIKE “GOOD BOYS.” ME AND BRADY WATCHED THAT TOGETHER, ACTUALLY.>>Jimmy: IT’S LIKE A YOUNGER VERSION. BUT BOY, HAVING — HEARING THIS STUFF OUT OF LITTLE KIDS. I REMEMBER BEING A LITTLE KID, AND WE WERE — YOU KNOW, WE SAID ALL SORTS OF TERRIBLE THINGS. AND YOUNGER EVEN THEN. I MEAN, WE STARTED — I WASN’T A NICE KID LIKE YOU. [ LAUGHTER ] I MEAN, WE WERE STEALING PLAYBOYS AND THE WHOLE THING. YEAH. BUT YOU DON’T DO THAT KIND OF THING.>>NO. I DON’T HAVE ANYONE TO TAKE ME.>>Jimmy: DO YOU GET TO KEEP YOUR ACTING MONEY? DO YOU GET TO SPEND YOUR ACTING MONEY?>>I GET $20 ALLOWANCE.>>Jimmy: $20 ALLOWANCE. A DAY?>>NO, NOT A DAY BUT I WOULD SAY EVERY WEEK.>>Jimmy: ONCE A WEEK. ARE YOU TELLING ME IT’S SPORADIC? LIKE MAYBE SOMETIMES MOM FORGETS TO GIVE YOU THE 20?>>THAT DOES HAPPEN. [ LAUGHTER ] IT DOES HAPPEN. BUT MOST OF THE TIME I DO GET MY $20.>>Jimmy: WELL, THAT’S VERY GOOD. AS LONG AS YOU’RE GETTING IT MOST OF THE TIME. THAT’S HOW IT WORKS HERE AT THIS SHOW, TOO. [ LAUGHTER ] WELL, YOU DO SUCH A GREAT JOB. AND I HOPE YOU’RE PREPARED FOR PEOPLE BEING SUPER EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE YOU GO.>>I AM. I’VE GONE TO THE MALL SO MANY TIMES. AND YOU’LL SEE, EITHER PEOPLE WILL COME UP TO ME AND LIKE SAY HI, CAN I GET A PICTURE, OR I’LL BE LIKE LOOKING AROUND WHILE I’M EATING AND THEN I’LL SEE LIKE FIVE — YOU KNOW HOW A LOT OF KIDS HANG OUT IN LIKE BIG LIKE PACKS.>>Jimmy: YEAH, SURE.>>YOU’LL SEE 5,000 OF THEM JUST LIKE WALK PAST AND YOU THEY’LL ALL TURN AROUND AND COME BACK AND ASK FOR A PICTURE.>>Jimmy: YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE KING OF THE FOOD COURT. THAT’S FOR ABSOLUTELY SURE. [ LAUGHTER ] THE MOVIE, IT’S CALLED “GOOD BOYS.” IT OPENS AUGUST 16th.

About the author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *