Check our interview with talented young actor Norton Leufven who is known for Superstore, My Ex Girl Friend, NC-16, Vikes, Waterdawgs, American favorite Orphan, John Foley Motivationally Speaking among other projects.
Hi Norton, please tell us a little about you?
I’m 15 years old, I am of Swedish/Mexican descent I am a member of The National Junior Honor Society. I am working on my pilot license through The Young Eagles, My best friend is my husky Keisha. I enjoy going to amusement parks, roller skating and go kart racing with my buddies. I also enjoy a good novel.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Funny, Creative and Enthusiastic
Name one your strengths?
I am a good, true and loyal friend
Who is your biggest supporter?
I would have to say my mom, she is the one that spends endless hours taking me to and from auditions and sets.
How did you get started in the industry?
When I was 7 years old Heidi Klum had an open casting call for Seriously Funny Kids at my then private school of 230 students. I was the only one to get the callback. it was exciting and I had a blast.
What was your first acting role?
My first acting role was in a film called Wrong Cops I was 8 years old at the time directed by Quentin Dupiex starring Marilyn Manson that alone made it interesting.
What is the best and worst part of being an actor?
The best part of being an actor is the people you meet along the way. I met 2 of my closest friends on set. The worst part I would have to say is when you do not book that one role that speaks to you, the one you really want.
Best advice ever given?
Once you stop having fun it is time to quit
How do you prepare for a role?
I usually get into character the day I receive my script and stay in character until the audition or until filming is over. It helps me get in touch with the character and live through his eyes.
What kind of role do you like or would like to play and why?
I would really like to play a cowboy in a western film, as westerns are one of my favorite genres and I would get to ride a horse which is one of my hobbies,
Now tell us about your work in projects like “Superstore,” “My Ex GirlFriend,” and “NC-16?”
Superstore was so much fun to film my character was a teen buying an XBox with a stolen credit card we improvised the entire scene, great cast and crew. My Crazy Ex Girlfriend my character was the boy with a port wine stain in the episode I hope Josh comes to my party. NC-16 my character is the catalyst it was a lot of filming this project and best part was I fortunate enough to film with friends.
What other projects you have been part of?
A few of the other projects I really enjoyed working on Water Dawg and Hellevator Man both which are horror films, 4 Eyes, Comedy Bang Bang and Deported.
What is next for Norton Leufven in 2019?
I plan on continuing to work hard both scholastically and professionally and hope to book a few projects along the way.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
My favorite actor is Travis Fimmel (Vikings) he is such an amazing actor he draws you in and you want to see more of whatever project he is in. He is also very humble and has given me some valuable advice.
What music do you like?
I like Classic Rock… Queen, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, to name a few
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
Perfect Sunday is sleep late, stay in pajamas and play video games online with my buddies
What is your own definition of happiness?
Is waking up every morning, doing what you love.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Definitely Elvis Presley the King of Rock N Roll. Because of how influential he was with his music. He broke music barriers.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
My favorite shows are Navy Seal Six,Seal Team, Swat, Yellowstone and The Son.
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
Pizza, burgers… the list goes on
Do you support any charities?
So I am a volunteer for Operation Gratitude in which we make care packages for our military overseas, I also volunteer for Riding anxiety away in which I teach kids on the spectrum how to ride horses and operation shoe drive in which I collect used and new shoes and donate to local thrift stores and to the homeless this is a project that I belong to through The National Junior Honor Society
Where we can follow you?
Quote: Go ahead make my day
Holiday Destination: Big Bear, California
Song: Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Sports Team: Los Angeles Rams
Movie: L.A Confidential