January 20, 2014 12:00 PM



You play Sue, a hopelessly optimistic teenager. Are you anything like her?

In some regards. I haven’t decided if Sue’s actually oblivious or just tries to focus on the positive, which is more what I do. It’s so much harder being a grump than being happy.

You’ve been acting since age 8. Was it hard staying grounded?

I don’t have the energy to get caught up in it all. I just turned 22, and it’s like, “Whoa, I’m a real, contributing member of society now.”

You’re the middle child onscreen and in real life.

Yeah. Growing up, I always got stuck with the middle humped seat in my parents’ station wagon.

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