“Alden, can you tell us the crazy story of how you got your start in the entertainment industry?
Alden Ehrenreich: “My friend and I used to make these like silly videos just for ourselves, and his cousin’s friend asked us to make one for her bat mitzvah. In the video, I’m in love with her and I sneak into her house and sing a song about her. I ask her out and she says no, and then I roll around and scream in the dirt. When we showed it to our moms, they said, ‘you can’t you can’t show this. You look like an idiot in this video.’ We didn’t care, and they screened it at the bat mitzvah. I wasn’t there, but Stephen Spielberg was. When he saw me in this video, he thought I was right for one of the parts. I don’t know why because the video is ridiculous! But then I was able to get an agent based on him vouching for me.”
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Posted on Sunday, December 2nd 2012