Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Exclusive Interview: One Asian World Talks “White Frog” With Booboo Stewart!

By Paulette

(L to R) Manish Dayal, Gregg Sulkin, Booboo Stewart (center), Justin Martin and Tyler Posey

Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga) stars in the upcoming film White Frog.This powerful drama, by directorQuentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With, Shopping for Fangs), boasts some of the most influential and recognizable Asian American talent today, including B.D. Wong (Law and Order), Harry Shum, Jr.(Glee), Joan Chen (this year’s Festival Spotlight Honoree), Justin Martin (The Soloist), Manish Dayal(Beverly Hills 90210) and Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five O, X-Men2).

The film’s plot summary below.
An emotional teen drama with comedy and heart, White Frog stars Booboo Stewart as high-school freshman Nick, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome who is often neglected and misunderstood by his seemingly perfect family. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Nick is forced out of his comfort zone, and into finding the strength he needs to survive.

I had a chance to talk with Booboo Stewart about his role in White Frog. My brief interview below.

Paulette: Did you know about Asperger’s Syndrome before you read the script for White Frog?
Booboo: No. I’ve heard of autism but not Asperger’s in particular.

Paulette: How did you prepare for the role of playing someone with Asperger’s? Did you meet with people with the disorder before filming?
Booboo: The director, Quentin Lee, and I discussed the character but I gained the majority of my insight and ideas of how to portray “Nick” by reading blogs on the Internet posted by people suffering from Asperger’s.

Paulette: What do you hope audiences will take away from the film?
Booboo: Well, the MAIN message is that everyone should be comfortable being themselves. Just be the best “YOU” that you can be.

White Frog stills and trailer posted below.

White Frog will have its world premiere as the OPENING FILM of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 @ 7PM. The film will play at the historic Castro theater. For ticket info click HERE.

source (photos: margin films / / 

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