one star on the fast track to superstardom. He’s making his debut
in the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg summer thriller Super
hitting screens next Friday, June
Joel takes on the role of Joe, a kid who loves moviemaking (circa
1979) and must abruptly deal with the mysterious disappearances in
his town after witnessing a chaotic train crash while shooting a
zombie flick with his buds and crush Alice (played by Elle
little has been released about the flick so far (keeping with its
mysterious theme), we were intrigued to learn even more about its
star. So we caught up with Joel and learned these eight surprising
things about the cutie…
tight with Stephen Spielberg.
“He told me to stay grounded and humble because that keeps me from
getting my head too big and going off my rocker.”
likes stirring some trouble. “My
friends and I have made it a tradition to play tag [when we’re] in
hotels. We’ve gotten in trouble every time.”
gross him out. “They
just…ugh. I’m not afraid of them, but they’re just so nasty.”
loves to do his own stunts.
“My favorite [Super
would have to be the train scene. The train’s getting crashed and
it’s so crazy. It was a lot of fun [to film] because we had to do
our own stunts.”
can’t get enough Fla-Vor-Ice pops.
“They’re like shaved ice and I love them. My brother and I eat
them all the time together.”
is his go-to summer tune.
“I love that song, and I just love July [and] fireworks.”
thinks his costar Elle Fanning is a sweetie.
“I always imagined her to be a really nice person and she really
knows you’re going to love Super
“It is a
fantastic movie and there’s multiple things for every person. If
you’re a girl then you’re gonna love the romance—the first
crush scenario with Elle and I.”
see more of Joel? He’ll be presenting some never-before-seen
footage of Super
8 at the
alongside Elle Fanning, J.J. Abrams and Stephen Spielberg. Be sure to
catch it this Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
you psyched for Super
about it, babes.
BY CATIE CURRY ON 6/3/2011 10:00:00 AM
POSTED IN movies, celebrity interviews, Super 8, Elle Fanning