I sent off a lot of audition tapes. The harder part of it was, of course, getting into the accent so I had a lot of dialect training and once I sent off a few tapes I ended up meeting Gavin in LA where I spoke to him and I performed in front of him. I can’t remember how long after that it was. It was during the press tour for Hugo and my mom told me that I got the part.[…] just before our flight out to New York to start everything and my mom came into my bedroom and this is pretty much word for word. She was like, “Ok, take a deep breath.” And as soon as she said that I knew what had happened. I literally screamed. I was flipping out. It was amazing.
It’s an amazing opportunity to be on this and it’s been an amazing experience. There is a massive fan base for this and as soon as I got the part one of the things I told my mom was “One of the main things I want to do in this is still appeal to the massive cult that already follows Ender’s Game.” So that was what I was thinking about when I was doing the role.