"Super 8's" Authentic Kids Talk About 'Kid at Heart' Director

by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor

Would you have your mom or dad 'home school' you so you could be in a J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg flight? To use a Palin expression, "You bettcha." When lensing "Super 8" last fall near Weirton , WV, Abrams wanted "authentic kids," according to a story in the L.A. Times.

One of the "unknown" stars told the paper that director Abrams himself was "like a kid at heart."

The now 'unknowns' soon to be household names were interviewed entering the Kid's Choice Awards.

It's going to be harder to wait until that opening day in June.

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