Q: When you were reading the book, were there any major differences between the character in the book and the character that you play in the film? JACKSON: Yeah, that's why I think the death in the movie is for adults as well.
JACKSON: I think the main difference was in the book he kind of seemed a little more like Peter Pan, childlike, rambunctious kind of thing, and in the movie, there seemed to be a little bit more awareness, an older presence. Do you see this as a children's movie, or do you see this as something beyond that? I mean, kids can see it, there's nothing in there that's going to make kids turn away from it ... I think kids are more ready to deal with stuff like that than people think.
But the differences tend to be, I think just being able to have a character development throughout a movie, also the difference between doing one or two takes as opposed to like, thirty. I like movies, because it's kind of a combination of every art, it's like it's picture, it's story, it's music, it's kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. Q: As long as you have been in entertainment, do you feel like you missed a childhood or anything? JACKSON: It was different, because I was working 48 weeks a year pretty much from when I was 11 through the whole teenage thing.
And trying to maintain some sense of staying on the same level for take twenty-eight as you do on take two, is not easy. So, yeah, I think it was definitely different, but I don't really look at it and regret any of the time, just because I was doing what I really wanted to do.
The whole aspect of doing an interview is still somewhat new to him.