Kw-logo-smaller

Brett Kelly Interview

By: Sindy

Brett Kelly is often recognized as the "kid from Bad Santa" but now he's the kid from Unaccompanied Minors. We sit down to chat with Brett Kelly about life, school and his latest Christmas flick.

Sindy: Can you tell me a little about Unaccompanied Minors?
Brett Kelly: I play a kid named Beef. The premise is that there are a bunch of kids snowed in at an airport over Christmas. It was a lot of fun to shoot. We filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah and I loved being out in the mountains and snow. We all had such a great time there. Wilmer Valderrama was really nice.

Sindy: What's on your Christmas wish list?
Brett Kelly: I want the Entourage boxed set. I love that show. I definitely want NHL 2007 too - I'm a huge hockey fan.

Sindy: How did you get into acting?
Brett Kelly: It was really just a fluke. I went with my sister to an audition for a Huggies commercial - you know, cuz my mom couldn't leave me at home. When they saw me there, they asked if I wanted to audition too. I did - and I got the part.

Sindy: What was the first job you ever got after that?
Brett Kelly: I played "kid in bank" on a direct-to-DVD movie called Kill Me Later. Strangely, I don't get recognized a lot for that.

Sindy: You were also on Dead Like Me. Do you prefer working in film or TV?
Brett Kelly: I guess when you have a small part on a TV show its like being the new kid in school. Everyone already knows each other and knows their character really well. On a movie set, everyone is new to the project. It takes a lot longer to film and you all get to know each other really well. Also, you get to go to cool places to film and there's just a lot more variety.

Sindy: What sort of roles do you see yourself looking for in the future?
Brett Kelly: I love comedic roles. I really like being able to be creative and just ad-lib.

Sindy: A lot of child actors seem to lose their way as adults. Are you worried about that at all?
Brett Kelly: Not really. I think they can just go off if their careers don't work out the way they want them to. I'm just going to keep doing this until no one will hire me anymore and then I'll do something else. Maybe I'll be a lawyer or something.

  • Click here to find out about Brett's first year of high school and what it was like working with Billy Bob Thornton on Bad Santa.
Related Stories:
0 Comments

latest videos

F1166132320625

Fave Brett Kelly Movie? Vote!

  • Bad Santa.
  • Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Like Mike 2.
  • I've never seen one.

related stories

Micro_x micro
X Games 16 is rocking it in Los Angeles for the Long Weekend. There are some pretty big names old...
Micro_b micro
15-year old Brett “Mad Dog” Banasiewicz became the youngest person to ever win a BMX Competition ...
In sports, it’s not where you start it’s where you finish that counts. When the 2008 NFL season s...

Entertainment in the forums

-Damaged
-Damaged posted in TV Shows:
Dunananana nana nananana na na na na na na na He's a Phantom Dunananana nana nananana na na na na na na na Danny Phantom Phantom Phantom YO Danny Phantom he was just fourteen When his parents built a very strange machine It was designed to view a world unseen He's gonna catch 'em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom Phantom When it didn't quite work his folks, they just QUIT But then Danny took a look inside of it The was a great big FLASH everything just CHANGED! HIS MOLECULES GOT ALL REARRANGED Phantom Phantom When Danny woke up he, realized He had snow white hair, and glowing green eyes He could walk through walls disappear and fly! He was much more unique than the other guys It was then Danny knew what he had to Stop all the ghosts that were coming through He's here to fight for me and YOU! HE'S GONNA CATCH EM ALL 'CAUSE HE'S DANNY PHANTOM GONNA CATCH EM ALL 'CAUSE HE'S DANNY PHANTOM GONNA CATCH EM ALL 'CAUSE HE'S Danny Phantom
reply 12 minutes
GaaraOfTheSand
"-Damaged" wrote:>NICO ROBIN >MIKASA ACKERMAN Robin is amazing
reply 16 minutes
-Damaged
-Damaged posted in TV Shows:
Flynn Rider from tangled :D Tangled AIN'T no anime 
reply 38 minutes
bocafly
bocafly posted in TV Shows:
I've never actually seen this before. I'll try watching it someday.
reply about 2 hours
Malora
Malora posted in TV Shows:
love it!!!!!!!!♥♥♥
reply about 2 hours

play online games