Makenzie Moss Gave Us All the Deets About Her Role in Let Us In
Up-and-coming actress Makenzie Moss is just 14 and is already making a name for herself in Hollywood.
Makenzie stars in the film Let Us In, which is available on-demand and digital today, July 2. We were able to take a sneak preview at the movie, and it was everything we hoped it would be. Without giving too much away, Let Us In follows a young girl (Makenzie) who sets out on an adventure to uncover a secret in her town.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Makenzie Moss herself, and she answered some of our most pressing questions. Keep scrolling for the full interview.
Sweety High: Tell us about Let Us In! What's the plot and how would you describe your character, Emily?
Makenzie Moss: Let Us In was inspired by the urban legend the Black Eyed Kids and I play Emily who's kind of a loner in a small town who suddenly starts to notice that other teenage kids begin to go missing, so she along with her best friend Christopher go in search of them. It's a really cool, fun movie that has some creepy moments but you can't take your eyes off the screen. I loved the screenplay when I first read it because the hero (Emily) was a 12-year-old girl who held her own, which is something I hadn't read before. I loved the fact that I could play a character that was headstrong and stays true to what she believes in regardless of what anyone says or does.
SH: What's your funniest memory from being on set?
MM: We had so much fun making this movie that it's hard to claim one moment. Being able to hang out on set with Sadie Stanley, Siena Agudong, O'Neill Monahan, Mackenzie Ziegler, Seneca Paliotta and my sister Olivia was the best. This is where I wish this was a TV series so I could hang out with these people every day.
SH: Have you always been a fan of sci-fi? If yes, what movies or books are your favorites?
MM: I really like the sci-fi genre but I can't say I'm a superfan just because I haven't read or seen enough to qualify, but I am a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Giver.
SH: How did you get into character for Let Us In?
MM: I have an acting couch and we spend a lot of time working out the details of the character which helps paint a fuller picture, making it easier for me to step into the role.
SH: What was it like working with the cast?
MM: I think I had the most fun on this set than I've had on any set I've worked on. Which by the way is saying a lot considering I've made three films where I was surrounded by dogs. Such a great cast, not just the kids who I mentioned earlier but I loved working with the adults too, like the great Tobin Bell, Eric Callero Chris Gartin who played my dad, Heidi Kramer who plays my mom (on and offscreen), Judy Geeson, Lauren Stamile, Mather Zickel and the list goes on. Everyone was so generous and had such a love for acting.
SH: Anything else we should know?
MM: I'm really proud of this film. I know I star in it but it's so good. It's literally the perfect movie for our age group as it tells such a great and entertaining story filled with some creepy moments that not only keeps you on the edge of your seat, but keeps you wanting more. You'll love the performances by Sadie Stanley, Mackenzie Ziegler, Siena Agudong and everyone else involved!
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