Run, but in real life, the actress has no problem getting along with her
parents, both onscreen and off. Having grown up in the spotlight, Newman shares
with us what it was like to grow up onscreen and how she’s formed such strong
family ties despite her hectic schedule.
Newman may have some trouble getting along with her onscreen dad, played by
Scott Baio, on the new hit show
actually started begging my parents to act when I was two-and-a-half,” Ryan
says. “I was extremely persistent, so when I was three, they finally caved
most young actors, Ryan started out with modeling and commercials, but at six,
she booked her first movie role in Monster
House, which made her the youngest actor ever to be motion captured for a
film. She followed this role with another in Zoom, but it was Disney Channel hit show Zeke and Luther that gave her a big break.
never really even considered comedy before I booked [Zeke and Luther], so I
really got to fine-tune my comedic skills during those 4 years,” Ryan, now 14,
though, Ryan is thrilled with her family-centric gig. See Dad Run “brought me back to the old family sitcom days,” she
says, “and I loved that.”
is important to her both onscreen and off, so she’s a pro at tackling family
issues both in character and in her own life.
a really open relationship with your family is crucial,” she says, “and I am
super close with my mom. I tell her everything and she is always there for
me with advice, love, and support. I constantly remind myself that
my mom has been through everything I am going through. By letting her in my
life, she helps guide me through these difficult and critical [teenage] years.”
Newman and her family argue or tackle problems the way her onscreen family does
on See Dad Run. “We all just sit on
the couch and talk it out,” she says. “Communication is key.” Scary, yes. But
totally essential…especially when your constantly with your ‘rents.
is always with me when I work (on set),” explains the young star, “and I see my
dad and sister when I get home and we spend time together on weekends.”
though Mom’s around 24/7, Ryan insists she doesn’t feel smothered. “I think
there is a balance between spending time with your family and being independent
and I feel as if I have found that,” she says.
that helps? “It’s pretty easy for me to admit when I'm wrong,” Ryan confesses.
“I try really hard to keep an open mind and understand other's perspectives –
it's always important to put yourself in other people's shoes.”
words! As for what’s next, Ryan says college in a few years is definitely in
is incredibly important to me,” she says. “I am definitely worried about
balancing it all but I have faith in myself and I know I can handle it.”
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BY JILLIAN ZACCHIA ON 4/9/2013 11:00:00 AM
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