What a precious young lady, and fine actress! Bronte plays Christopher Robin’s daughter, Madeline, and she is central to the story of the dad who is forgetting to make time for his family, especially his daughter.
Our first question was about the audition process. Bronte shared that she had made about three tapes before meeting the Director, Marc, and then was not told that she got the part. Instead, her mom:
“She put, a stuffed, stuffed version of Eeyore on the bench in the garden. And, it had a note tied to its back saying, looking forward to our adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods.”
What a cute way to break the news! And here’s a bit of trivia, Bronte’s mom, Katy Carmichael, plays Christopher Robin’s mom in the movie! So her mom and her movie Grandma are the same person! And that’s not all, her dad is Tristan Sturrock, and he played opposite his wife, as Christopher Robin’s dad! Her parents were her grandparents!
We asked all the actors and actresses in the film who their favorite animal was from the movie. They all pretty much said the same thing, that they didn’t have a favorite, they liked all of them, and Bronte was no different:
“I like them all. Cause you can’t really like one, ‘cause they all have different personalities, they act just like, almost like emotions, they’re, Eeyore can be gloomy, sometimes you can feel like Eeyore, sometimes you can feel like Tiger, like, really bouncy. But you know, I quite like Piglet. And at the end of shooting it, they gave me the Piglet to take home.”
“So Piglet, sometimes I can be nervous about some things, especially with acting, there are certain things that you can’t that can like scare you. They can be certain takes that you aren’t that confident on, you can feel like Piglet sometimes. And then when you’re with Tigger you can be really excited about something. I was definitely excited about coming to Disneyland. When I was in LA, so you know, I felt like Tigger.”
This little girl was just as astute as her older co-workers, she understands that these animals represent a range of emotions, and we all go through a range of emotions, so everyone relates to one of the animals and their different feelings at some point in their lives. That is one of the reasons that they are so relatable, at different times, we are similar to all of the animal characters!
Bronte has loads of stuffed animals at home, so she shared that acting with them on set was no problem, she felt it was easy to act with stuffed animals. And of course the cast were really nice, so she had a very happy experience on set!
We asked about the acting advice she received from her parents, who are also both actors as already mentioned, and they basically told her to be herself! And don’t overact with the stuffed animals!
Bronte also had doubles on the set with her, and they all became friends:
“There was a stunt double and a picture double. And they were called Martha and Anabelle, and we always liked to trick people: the producers and stuff would always get us confused. So we’d make little silent movies, like whilst they were filming in the studio next door, we’d be making our own movies. I remember once making our own little mini James Bond movie with all of us.”
What a fun way for these girls to keep themselves occupied! And who knew she needed two doubles!
In Disney’s heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood has grown up and lost sight of what’s important in life. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasure in life once again.
For more information visit: Christopher Robin!
Our group photo with this lively young lady:
Interview pictures courtesy of Louise of MomStart.com.