TI Exclusive: Interview With Curtis Harris


Curtis Harris, who currently stars on Nickelodeon’s “The Haunted Hathaways” has earned him a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth Children’s Program for this year’s 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

The show, which launched in 2013 follows a single mother and her two daughters, who move into a house occupied by three ghosts, Ray Preston and his two sons. Miles (played by Harris) and Louie. Miles is the definition of a “friendly ghost,” setting a great example for his younger brother, and for his good-natured, and thrilled that the Hathaways are there to stay. The two families solve their problems b using a blend of normal human ways, and ghost powers. The show is currently in its second season.

TeenInfoNet got an exclusive interview with Curtis to talk about his character Miles as well as his nomination for the NAACP!

Can you briefly tell us about “The Haunted Hathaways” for those who may not be too familiar with the show?

It all started when a family (The Hathaways) moved from New York, to a house in New Orleans, and they later find out that their house is occupied by a family of ghosts (The Prestons)! So there’s a lot of comedic interaction between the human family and the ghost family, whether it’s flying cats or pies in the faces. We find out there are a lot of things the two families can learn from each other.

Do you relate to your character, Miles Preston, in any way?

We both are very friendly, funny, have a good sense of style, and we are both constantly in a good mood. That’s me for sure

Your character tries to set a great example for his younger brother Louie, what advise would you give younger aspiring actors/actresses?

I would say never give up and to work hard, even on the little things. Also, not to just sit around and wait for everything. Be aggressive when it comes to following your dreams. You’re never too young to start now.

-How would you say “The Haunted Hathaways” is different from other shows that also involve ghosts?

Most ghosts shows on T.V. nowadays don’t seem to be all that kid friendly. So I guess what makes The Haunted Hathaways different; adults and kids can watch the show and enjoy it.

-Congratulations on being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth Children’s Program for the NAACP Image Awards, how does it feel?

I feel so humbled by this nomination. This means the world to me, because I don’t act to win awards, I just do it because I enjoy it more than anything else. So yeah, I’m definitely thankful to get recognized for my work, because I do put a lot of time and practice into being my best on screen.

-Your co-star, Amber Montana, is also nominated for the same category, are you both competitive people or is it all friendly competition?

It’s definitely a friendly competition, we are both really supportive of each other.

-Also being 13, how do you find time to work while still being a teenager?

I feel that at any age to be in the same award show with such talented people is an honor. To have this opportunity at only 13 years old is just beyond belief, and really an inspiration to strive to get better and better. The great thing about award shows are that they are every year, so you always have the opportunity to get nominated again for new work you may have done, and that motivates you to stay on top of your game.

-You’ve also worked along side many other notable actors, what are some things you’ve learned from working on these previous projects with them?

It doesn’t feel like work when you love your job, but when I’m not acting I hang out with my friends and play basketball and video games. Typical teenager stuff.

-What else can we expect from you coming up in 2015?

It’s early in the year, but I’m hoping to do some work in major feature films, and in sitcoms later this year. I feel like one of my strengths as an actor is the ability to play roles that are funny, as well as dramatic. It would be awesome to have the ability to showcase that this year.

-Where can people find/follow you on your social medias?

My Twitter and Instagram is @TheCurtisHarris. Follow me!

Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard

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