When I was young (and yes there was a time when I was young) it was always difficult to pick the right costume for Halloween. It needed to be scary but not hamper me from filling a bag with candy. Ghost is good. Mummy bad.
There are a couple of young actors who aren’t going to have a single problem picking the right costume this year.
During my talk with 13-year-old Chandler Riggs for the third season of “The Walking Dead” that’s currently airing on AMC, the young actor says that Halloween’s a breeze because of his role as Carl Grimes on the zombie drama.
“In the first season, because the show premiered on Halloween, I dressed up as the comic book version of Carl with the hat and everything,” Chandler says. Who better to play Carl than the actor playing the role?
He did have to switch costume gears for Halloween during the filing of the second season of “The Walking Dead.” Shooting didn’t wrap on that Halloween until 6:30 p.m.
“It was pretty late and an hour and half drive to get home. We had a hockey mask in the back of the car and so when we got home I threw that on and grabbed a pillowcase,” Chandler says.
The other young actor who has a natural costume is 13-year-old Natasha Calis. When I talked to her earlier this year for her spooky movie “The Possession,” she said that all she would have to do is put the letter E and a moth on her shirt and she would be ready to go. The letter is for her character name, Em, and the moth is for the thousands that attack her character in the movie.
For me, it’s probably another year going as Lou Grant.