Q&A with Anna Chlumsky -- We discuss the young actress's start and future in acting

By Heather Keets
Updated May 27, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

On screen, she has quickly gone from being motherless, in My Girl, to having a stepmother, in My Girl 2, to swapping mothers, in the outrageous Trading Mom. In real life, thank goodness, things are a bit more stable for Anna Chlumsky. At 13, this eight-year veteran of show business knows the advantages of having a mom and a manager rolled into one.

EW: Has your mom ever done anything that made you think about trading her in?
Chlumsky: She was late once to pick me up and I was really mad…actually she’s late all the time.

EW: How did you start out-did you just go to your mom and say, ”I want to be an actress”?
Chlumsky: I started modeling when I was 10 months old, so, really, I’ve always been doing it.

EW: Are you going to stick with acting?
Chlumsky: I think I want to do it until college-then I want to be a paleontologist. I love dinosaurs.