CASTING & PERFORMANCE
The performances are the heart and soul of the stories. They need to feel real and genuine, and that all begins with the casting. Quite simply, we’re looking for actors who remind us of people we know. Just glancing at them should bring up memories of our own kids, siblings and parents. So let’s try to stray from traditional cookie cutter characters and instead seek out actors that are instantly relatable.
For Aiden, I envision a kid who is playful, charming and still has that childlike sense of wonder and imagination. He’s not a know-it-all. He genuinely believes that his mom is a superhero and I just love that. There’s nothing more endearing or heartwarming than a child who believes in the fantastical, whether it’s Santa Claus or Super Mom. I also love that he’s letting us in on a secret… Maybe he even looks both ways to check that no one is listening and then whispers some of his lines to us.
As for Dylan, Zoe, and Cooper, it’s key that these three actually look and act like real siblings. I would suggest casting in pairs so that we can find that perfect chemistry. On set and between takes, I’d encourage the three to hang out together as much as possible so that they can get to know each other as real life kids. The more comfortable they are with each other, the more believable their performances will be.