Tommy2: What’s up, it’s Tommy2 and today we’re being joined by a young up and coming actor by the name of Max Charles who plays the role of Peeser in The Three Stooges. So Max – how are you doing?
Max Charles: Good how are you?
Tommy2: I’m doing good! Got a little scratch in my voice, getting over a little cold but we’ll move on through it. Now, as I mentioned – right now you’re latest project, The Three Stooges is in theaters. Obviously, that’s a classic comedy but why don’t you give us some of the details about the story.
Max Charles: Well, it was really fun making it. I mean, those guys are insanely funny and they’re really great guys. I mean like their acting is like really, like dead on, on it. They’re amazing actors.
Tommy2: Now the way that you’re describing those guys in the film it seems like you got to see some things that were just amazing to watch, like there was almost as much fun off screen as on screen, huh?
Max Charles: Yes! Because the like came off set and they also like to joke around off set and it was insanely funny.
Tommy2: And where does your character Peeser fit in the film?
Max Charles: Well, I was an orphan and he kind of like encourages the Three Stooges to like gain money to help the orphanage.
Tommy2: Now, before you began work on the film did you watch any of the original TV episodes to get any inspiration?
Max Charles: Yes, my grandma and grandpa bought me an old fashioned Three Stooges. It was really funny.
Tommy2: And in the film, were there any favorite or special scenes you enjoyed being in?
Max Charles: Well, I like the scene where they go into the hospital and they see all the babies, and they start having a peeing war, and they hold up all the babies and start peeing on each other.
Tommy2: And did you have a favorite actor or actress that you enjoyed working the most with?
Max Charles: Well, I liked Curly. He taught me how to do a really cool trick, a hand trick. I’m not sure if you can hear it that well, but I’ll do it.
Tommy2: Yes! I recognize that. You’ve accomplished it well. Okay, and now lets get to how you got in the business. I’ll bet it had a lot to do with your family, since you’ve got some very talented brothers as well. Why don’t share about them and they influence they’ve had on you?
Max Charles: Yeah, well you know it all started with my brother. My older brother was shooting singing, and there was a casting agent who called into an audition. And they called him in and we’re like “No… no, we don’t want to do that.” And then later on we’re like, “Okay we’ll do it.” So, we went out there and my Mom took me and my older brother and I’m like “Mom can I please go in that room I really want to.” And then all of a sudden she let me in and I wound up working the role. And, I said to my old school, “Okay everybody I’m going to be back in three weeks. So, don’t be worried that I’m going to be gone. It’s just three weeks. I’m going to become a movie star whilen I’m gone.” And I never came back.
Tommy2: Oh, that’s amazing. Now were you talking about your brother Logan there right?
Max Charles: Yes!
Tommy2: Now I’ve seen your brother Logan on TV singing several times, do you have any desire to go in that direction?
Max Charles: Yes, he used to do a tour. It’s called iShine and he used to do that tour and they actually let me on stage to a song with him once.
Tommy2: And with that song that you got a chance to sing on stage, what song was that?
Max Charles: It was called Boomin’ and I got to sing it with my brother. And it was so amazing singing on stage with my brother and rocking out with him. It was like 100 percent amazing and I loved it!
Tommy2: If you remember it, would you mind singing a few seconds that so we can hear what that song sounded like?
Max Charles: Yeah, sure! I’m actually with my older brother right now so we can, we can go sing it right now.
Tommy2: Hey we got a duet!
Max and Logan Charles: (Singing Boomin’)
Tommy2: Alright man, I was not expecting that! You guys totally floored me.
Logan Charles: Haha, that’s good!
Tommy2: Now with that iShine Tour with several of Logan’s performances I know that the emcee for many of those shows was Jamie Grace who’s gone on to have huge success in this last year. Has that been interesting for you and your family to see her blow up as a Grammy nominated singer?
Max Charles: Yeah, it really is.
Tommy2: Now getting back to your acting. You’ve been booked for a ton of new projects, including Peter Park at age 7 in the Amazing Spider-Man? That is amazing, is there anything you can tell us about working on the film or about the cast?
Max Charles: It was great, but I’m not allowed to tell you what I did in it. But, it was amazing working on it and Andrew Garfield, he was so nice. I got to sit off stage and talk to him and it was awesome.
Tommy2: When you auditioned for that role, did you want that one more just because of the classic role Spider-Man has in history… especially with boys?
Max Charles: Yes! When I was two I actually, my mom actually dressed me up as Spider-Man for Halloween and I never knew that I was going to be an actor, or be Spider-Man when I grew up. It was like my dream to be Spiderman, we used to get these Spider-Man costumes and put tons of like foam stuff on the arm. Like hook them on to the arm, put the foam stuff on them and then you press the button and it starts spraying everywhere, and it was like my dream to be Spiderman.
Tommy2: So what you’re saying is, you weren’t just like a little bit of a fan of Spider-Man, but you’ve been a fan of Spider-Man your whole life.
Max Charles: Yes, I’ve actually been a Spider-Man actually my whole life and I just think Spider-Man is amazing.
Tommy2: Now also in this last year you’re were also on the Disney Channel show Jessie. Tell us about that episode you were in and how much fun you had working on that?
Max Charles: Well, it was really fun. I got to meet tons of different people. It was fun because I got to do a little sassy kid and a mean kid. And, I’m like hogging the slide on it and it was so fun working on that. My mom’s like, “You’re not bringing home that attitude with you.”
Tommy2: (Laughter) You did it to well. She was scared!
Max Charles: Yeah, she was really scared. She’s like “You are not bringing that attitude with you. Okay, mister. Okay?”
Tommy2: Cool, alright. Well Max, thanks so much for joining us today and we’ll be looking forward to your upcoming projects.
Max Charles: Oh thanks for having me.