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

China McClain Receives A NAACP Image Award Nomination For ‘How To Build A Better Boy!’

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Disney Channel star from Disney’s ANT Farm and Disney’s original movie, How To Build A Better Boy, China McClain, has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award! The network tweeted the photo above and wrote the following message:

“Congratulations also go to @chinamcclain for her @naacpimageaward nomination for her role in #HowToBuildABetterBoy!!!”

The nomination is for a performance by a youth in a young/children’s program. After receiving the news of her nomination, China shared her excitement on Twitter by tweeting:

“So excited about my @NAACP nomination for #HowToBuildABetterBoy ! Please join and donate to support this organization”

Congratulations, China. Good luck!

 

McClain Rocks Beautiful Yellow & Black Gowns At The 2014 NAACP Image Awards!

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The sisters of McClain – China, Sierra and Lauryn – attended the 2014 NAACP Image Awards which took place last night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. China Anne already heard the news of her awesome win for the Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program in Disney Channel’s ANT FARM the day before the event. However, that didn’t stop the sisters from still going to the event and having a good time.

China, Sierra and Lauryn looked absolutely stunning in their red carpet looks in their yellow and black color coordination. China rocked a yellow gown, Lauryn rocked a beautiful black dress and Sierra combined her sisters’ dress colors  by wearing a cute white dress with some black and yellow.

McClain shared the photo on their Instagram and wrote:

On the RED carpet @NAACP . Gowns by @daliamacphee”

Check out the photo above and let us know what you think of the sisters’ styles by commenting!

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China McClain Wins A NAACP Image Award!

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China McClain was just too excited that she had to share the news that she won a NAACP Image Award. After finding out that she won the award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children series, she tweeted:

China won the award for her work on Disney Channel’s ANT Farm. The other nominees in the category included:

  • Zendaya Coleman
  • Fatima Ptacek
  • Eric I. Keys III
  • Karan Brar

But China was able to sweep the award away. Congratulations, China! The 2014 NAACP Image Awards air tonight so be sure to tune in to watch the awards happen!

Karan Brar Receives A Special Gift From Disney Channel – Find Out What It Is! @thekaranbrar @disneychannel

karanKaran Brar received quite a special gift from Disney Channel. This Diary Of A Wimpy Kid star received a NAACP nominaton and Disney Channel decided to send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to Karan. He seemed to be greatful and flattered that he posted a picture of the flowers along with the card from Disney Channel on Twitter and wrote:

“Thanks to my Disney Family for always supporting me :)”

That’s so sweet! TI would also like to congratulate you, Karan, for the nomination!

Zendaya Coleman Is Nominated For NAACP Image Awards

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Zendaya Coleman is starting her new year off with a bang, the pop star has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards. The nomination were announced earlier today, and she is nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program and Outstanding New Artist. She is in great company too, as she has been nominated along side some her fellow Disney Channel actors. She tweeted, “proud 2 b nominated along side 2 of the most genuine and kind members of my Disney Channel fam!! @chinamcclain and @TheKaranBrar “.

Check out the rest of the nominees below and let us know who you think is going to win.

Nominees:

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program

China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
Eric I. Keyes, III – “Live Life and Win!” (Syndicated)
Fatima Ptacek – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
Karan Brar – “Jessie” (Disney Channel)
Zendaya – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding New Artist

Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

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