Actor Cooper Friedman Dishes on His New Movie Small Town Wisconsin and So Much More

13-year-old Cooper Friedman has quite the resume, and an even bigger future as an actor set out in front of him.

With impressive credits including starring alongside Logan Paul in The Thinning and TV appearances in Girl Meets World and Shameless, he's had some fantastic roles, and we can't wait to see where his career takes him next. We got the chance to ask him all about what being an actor means to him, and his role in the new film Small Town Wisconsin. Keep reading to find out everything he revealed.

Sweety High: Have you always wanted to be an actor? Do you remember the moment that you fell in love with acting?

Cooper Friedman: I have been acting since I was 4 and have loved it since my very first job. I worked on a TV show called Togetherness with my older brother, Quinn. We played brothers. I knew after that first day on set that I wanted to act. I love everything about acting and I hope I can do it for a very long time.

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SH: What can you tell us about your upcoming movie? What's it about, and what's your role within the film?

CF: The movie is called Small Town Wisconsin. It is about an alcoholic father who is trying to have a relationship with his son, Tyler. I play Tyler. The movie has many ups and downs and definitely has a great story. We filmed this movie in Wisconsin and the movie highlights many beautiful cities and sites in Wisconsin.


SH: What's your favorite memory from the set?

CF: My favorite memory from set is all the time I spent with the cast and crew. We got to spend a lot of time visiting different cities, going to escape rooms and having many dinners together. I loved every day I got to spend with them.

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(Photo credit: Denise at Demarest Photography)


SH: Where else can we catch your work at the moment?

CF: My episodes of Monsters at Work are coming out in the next few weeks. I love playing an animated character. I have loved the Monsters Inc. movies and getting to play a character in the new Monsters at Work show was awesome.


SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

CF: Hope everyone has enjoyed their summer. Sending everyone much love and great wishes for the new school year. If you would like to know more about me my Instagram is @cooperjfriedman.


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