It's like his flaw is that he doesn't listen. He's dismissive of Abigail, thinking she must be Luke's imaginary friend, just because he hasn't met her. Did you ever want to talk some sense into him?
Oh, god, yes! [Laughs] But my character is what, 13? 14? And if your little 5-year-old brother said that, you'd be like, "Yeah. Sure. You see something? Scary drawing? Whatever. Let's move on." And I don't know why, maybe it's because I'm the oldest, but somehow all the stuff that happened in the house never really involved me. That's why I'm convinced it's not really happening. I was off reading. [Laughs]
Or trying to help with house repairs...
I could really relate to our dad in the story trying to fix up the place and move on to the next, because we've fixed up many different places. Houses have fallen apart around me! [Laughs] That's one of the reasons we said goodbye to the place in New Orleans, because we were only there for a couple months out of a year, we were traveling so much, and by the time you come back home, you have to start all over again, fixing up the back of the house and that kind of stuff. I'm not good at home renovation, but I love doing it. I love the instant gratification of fixing something. That's something I don't get a lot in my work, because there's always so much more involved. You work on something, and it comes out a year later, and it's been edited. I only have so much control over it, and I'm a bit of a perfectionist. And the problem with do-it-yourself stuff, you only get good at it with a lot of experience. So often have I fixed a little hole in the wall, and then stepped back to look at it and gone, "Geez, I should have paid someone to do it."
You shot a lot of behind-the-scenes photos while filming. There's more control with that, right?
Yeah. And I'm going to unleash that onto the world. But that's an example of where I can get a little bit of instant gratification, because I can do it all myself, especially when it comes to shooting analog. I started developing and printing myself this summer, and it's a physical thing, which I like, because acting is always in my head.
Although you should be careful. On the way here, I heard on the news that 259 people had died this last year taking selfies. They put themselves in a dangerous position, and don't realize it.
Oh, really? That's very interesting. And very scary! [Laughs]