'Skylarks'' tiny stars
''Skylarks''' tiny stars -- Actors Lexi Randall and Christopher Bell prove they are far from the stereotypical Hollywood kids
Lexi Randall and Christopher Bell, who reprise their Sarah, Plain and Tall roles as Anna and Caleb Witting in Skylark, are professional actors but not Hollywood kids: Randall, 13, hails from Houston, and Bell, 8, lives in St. Paul. Between treasure hunts on the Maine shore, they sat still for a few questions:
Q: How do you two get along?
Lexi: We’re starting to act like brother and sister.
Christopher: We get into fights like a brother and sister. You know, not like punch fights. Just teasing.
L: We do little brother-sister things, like I pat him on the head as I’m walking by.
Q: How did your friends react to seeing you on TV?
C: Everyone thought that song I sang was funny. Everyone laughed, ’cause it was real funny.
L: A lot of my friends in the fourth grade were, like, jealous of me or something because they said I bragged about it. They hated me and they were all mean to me. But then in the fifth grade, people started to realize I wasn’t a brat or anything. And so the last couple of years have been fine.
Q: How’s working with Glenn Close?
C: She’s nice.
Q: How about Christopher Walken?
C: He’s nice too. He’s normal.
L: Christopher is shy. He’s quiet, but he can be really funny. And Glennie, she can be like a mother. Sometimes when you’re feeling wrong, she’ll come over and hug you or something.
Q: Are you similar to your characters?
C: I’m alike in two ways. I climb a lot and I throw rocks in water a lot.
L: The thing about Anna is, she’s really quiet and she writes in her journal. And I am keeping a journal. But I’m not quiet. I like to talk.