Exclusive: Quick Q&A With Noah Lomax About His Work On Playing for Keeps, Safe Haven and The Walking Dead
Great beginnings come in three. First, The Walking Dead then Playing For Keeps quickly followed by Safe Haven, young Noah Lomax is up to a good start. Tomorrow, you can see him as the latest romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps, hits the screen.
Starring Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, Playing for Keeps tells the story of a romantic comedy about George, a former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to start fresh with his life and his son, Lewis played by Lomax. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he lands a soccer coaching with Lewis’ soccer team. As you can expect, schenanigans ensue. The movie also stars Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid.
Film Equals got a chance to ask a few quick questions his experience acting alongside Biel and Butler in Playing For Keeps, working with Josh Duhamel and acting with zombies.
Playing for Keeps comes out soon. What was it like being a part of that film?
Noah Lomax: It’s really fun to work with Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, who play the mom and dad, and…it was fun to play soccer. It’s a fun sport to do. It was really fun filming that movie.
You’re also going to be in Safe Haven. Was it as fun to be on that film set as it was Playing for Keeps?
Noah Lomax: Yes, it was really fun. It was really fun to…get to do a lot of different things. Oh yeah–my dad in the movie, Josh Duhamel, we made up this handshake thing that was really fun. It’s on YouTube.
You were also on The Walking Dead for a little while. What was it like to like to play opposite a bunch of zombies?
Noah Lomax: Really, really fun, I guess, because it’s really cool to see how they did all the makeup and…all the shots and stuff. And every single time, there’s only one zombie that stayed in character. It was really scary because he stayed in character off set and on set. But a lot of the zombies are really nice and the extras sometimes play cards and stuff. Like, in the middle of scenes, I wave to them and they wave back.
Oh, cool. Did you have a favorite thing about working on the show?
Noah Lomax: Probably just being on set with a lot of people and doing the scenes. Seeing everybody and…hanging out with cool people. It’s very fun being on set and it’s really fun being on set.
Playing for Keeps comes to theaters December 7; Safe Haven comes to theaters February 14, 2013. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Playing for Keeps below:
(Top Photo Credit: Michele Reed)