If we ask you to name a Abigail Breslin movie, chances are you are saying Little Miss Sun, even though it was released 15 years ago.
The actress was just 10 years old when her big hiatus hit theaters and earned her an Oscar nomination. She is perhaps even best known for her role as a shy hopeful in the Olive Hoover pageant, whose eccentric family takes a road trip from New Mexico to California for the Little Miss Sunshine Pageant.
Now 25, Abigail has reflected on the good and bad sides of her role in Little Miss Sun at such a young age.
“Sometimes people forget that I’m 25 and over 9,” said Abigail. iNews Last week.
She admitted that this was partly based on her physique (“I’m really short” at 5ft 1 inch, she said, “and I look very small.”) However, that is also based on other people’s assumptions about her age, thanks to a character she played in 2006.
She says her agents are often told by casting directors that “she’s a bit young” for a particular role. Abigail explained, “People tend to want to keep you in a specific locker.”