Fall in love with Chloe Perrin, the actress you need to know
Adorable acting phenomenon Chloe Perrin stars in the title role of Mary opposite the Oscar winner Gary Oldman in the upcoming paranormal thriller, Mary. The film is focused on a family looking to start a charter boat business with a newly purchased ship that holds terrifying secrets once out on isolated waters.
Chloe Perrin also stars opposite Oscar nominee Bruce Davison in Itsy Bitsy, about a family that moves into a secluded mansion where they find themselves being targeted by a terrifying entity taking the form of a giant spider.
While Chloe Perrin might currently be working in horror, her talent can handle any genre. Movie fans will recognize this dynamic 12-year-old from such feature films as Buttons with Robert Redford and Angela Lansbury, Jurassic World with Chris Pratt, The Diabolical with Ali Larter and the heartwarming family film, Papa.
Perrin has also gained momentum on the small screen with major recurring roles on Single Parents, Reckless, and GLOW.
When not working in Los Angeles or on location, Perrin resides in Dallas with her mother, a photographer and acting coach, and her older sister, also an actress. This talented girl loves art, reading, science, playing chess, and snuggling with her dog. Give her a follow over at Instagram.
We were able to talk to prodigious talent Chloe Perrin about her career.
Tell us about your history as an actor. How did you start your journey?
I started my acting career at age three when I was cast in the role of Ella for the American Heart Association. It was the very first thing I ever booked, and my father who was an acting coach was so proud of me. He was the one who took me to audition and to go on set.
My career took off from there. I booked my first starring role in a movie called The Diabolical when I was 5, Papa when I was 6, and my more recent works such as Mary and Itsy Bitsy.
Who are your current influences? Are there any other young actors you’re inspired by?
I’ve watched many TV shows and movies featuring amazing young actors. But I am most inspired by Dove Cameron. She’s very talented and beautiful, and on a lot of wonderful shows!
What five TV shows do you think everyone should watch this year?
Five TV shows everyone should watch this year include most definitely Single Parents on ABC, Infinity Train on Cartoon Network, She-ra and the Princess of Power on Netflix, Amphibia on Disney, and Stranger Things on Netflix!!!
Cat or dog?
Honestly, I love both. They both have their own cute little personalities. Dogs are goofy and always want attention, and cats are sassy and want attention when you’re in the middle of working on something very important. I have both, and I love them both.
What was the one movie you saw that made you want to go into a career in film?
I was quite young when I started acting, so I do not recall any particular movie that I saw that made me want to go into a career in film. But I remember falling in love with the idea of a film acting career on the set of The Diabolical, my first starring role in a movie.
This was a big step in my career, and I was so young. I remember my dad telling me I was perfect for the role when he put me on tape for the audition. When I booked, my dad was as excited about it as me! We had a wonderful time on set together.
How hard is it managing school, career, and social life?
It isn’t hard for me at all. I am in homeschool which makes it very easy for me to travel on set without having to miss any school. I am 2 grade levels ahead in school, and I make straight A’s.
What do you think you learned from your (already) storied career?
I think that I have learned that practice makes the difference. It’s taken me my entire life (seriously not exaggerating here, I started at an early age) to build myself up to this point in time. I have many people to thank for helping me along, and encouraging me to always do my best, and practice, practice, practice.
How was working on Mary? What did you learn from the experience?
My role as Mary in the movie Mary is a favorite character of mine. I had the opportunity to show a broader range of emotions through this role, which I really enjoyed. So many roles that are offered to actresses my age do not have this depth, so it grabbed my attention when I got the opportunity to audition.
Mary starts out with a family who buys an old charter boat to start a business, and they repair it before going out to sea. Strange things begin to happen once they’re in open waters.
My character is the youngest daughter in the family who witnesses, with everyone else, paranormal activity and hauntings while on board this ship. Let’s just say it . . . well, it all starts to get to her, like really get to her – and everyone else too. Crew members go crazy, and compasses and wayfinders don’t work! They have to escape, all while having nowhere to run to.
Tell us about your ambitions before you found acting.
I was so young when I started acting, that I don’t even remember life before being on set. I do have ambitions, though. I want to go to college and become a veterinarian, as well as continue my acting. I love animals.
What music is your jam?
I really like pop music! My favorite artist is Selena Gomez, and my favorite song from her would be “Wolves”. I also enjoy listening to Ariana Grande, and I really love Kids-Bop songs!
Talk us through your creative process when you’ve been cast in a new role.
I like to pretend I actually am that character, and in that situation that they are in. I draw pictures, and play make-believe to bring my character to life.
What tips do you have for new young actors?
My tips for actors include patience, and practice. It is important to understand that you won’t get better overnight; improvement will happen gradually. It’s never too late to start your acting career, because movies are going to have roles for people of all types.
What part of acting do you geek out about the most?
I geek out about meeting actors who have been in big movies, like Oscar winner Gary Oldman. I was starstruck when I met him! I couldn’t believe I was going to play the daughter of such a huge star in Mary.
I was also excited to meet Ali Larter when I played her daughter in The Diabolical, and Bruce Davison in Itsy Bitsy! I got to work with Grammy-winning R&B and soul singer Macy Gray, Chris Pratt in Jurassic World, plus many more.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s not an easy question. I have so many favorites, so I would never be able to choose just one . . . .
What’s your next project?
My next project is a webseries, Charlie Tries. It’s about a girl named Charlie who always gets into trouble. She gets into everything! I also have upcoming auditions, so stay tuned for my next movie roles.
Have you worked with mentors in the past? How would you recommend people go about finding them?
Yes! My best mentor is my mom. She has always been there for me in my career to guide me and help me with important decisions. She also teaches acting, and is very fun to work with. You can learn more about her classes at www.texasactingclasses.com. My mom is certified awesome at it!
What has been your biggest failure?
I actually try to push negative thoughts away, and try to forget them. I don’t remember the failures, just the lessons. Some of my biggest achievements come after lessons learned!
What’s your goal for the next 10 years?
I’d like to continue my acting career, and I plan to go to college. I love the idea of being a veterinarian because I absolutely love animals!