Why Paul Dano Spent His 21st Birthday in Hiding

Paul Dano talks about filming 'Little Miss Sunshine' on his 21st birthday. Producer: Evan T. Cohen Producer: Nickolas James Editor: Lynn Hirschberg Cinematographer: David Rodriguez & Matt Klammer Sound: Brain Rainwater & Michael Guggino Gaffer: Silvestre Rios & Jason De Jesus

Released on 6/19/2016

Credits

Starring: Paul Dano

Transcript

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[Lynn] And what was your favorite birthday?
00:02
My favorite what?
00:03
[Lynn] Birthday.
00:04
My favorite birthday?
00:05
[Lynn] Yeah, which birthday was your favorite birthday?
00:08
Well, I never thought about that.
00:17
I don't know, you know, I'm definitely,
00:21
I think I'm the kind of person who comes
00:22
at a birthday like slightly curmudgeonly
00:24
then ends up having a lot of fun.
00:25
Like I don't wanna party, you know,
00:27
I don't want any this and that, you know.
00:29
And then, you know, it ends up being fun.
00:33
I remember my 21st birthday happened
00:37
on a day where I was filming on Little Miss Sunshine
00:40
and I was playing a 15 year old,
00:42
and I had to hide from everybody.
00:45
I did not want anyone to know how old I was.
00:48
I felt very self conscious about it,
00:50
and that's just a funny way to spend your 21st birthday.
00:55
[Lynn] And your character didn't speak anyway.
00:57
Yeah, that's true.
00:58
(laughs) Yeah.