Cameron "CJ" Adams made his jump to starring role in the new Disney film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," but he feels less like a movie star than a "kid who got lucky."
"[I feel like] a kid who got lucky because now that I'm in this whole movie business, I feel more good but, like, I'm not going to go around, you know, bragging that I'm in a movie," Adams told OnTheRedCarpet.com during an August 10 interview. "It's all about luck because there's thousands of people out there trying out and you just have to do it right."
In the film, Jennifer Garner stars as Cindy Green, who, along with her husband Jim Green (played by Australian actor Joel Edgerton), finds out that they are unable to conceive a child. To try to overcome their grief, the couple makes wishes for their ideal child and puts them in a box which they burry in their back yard.
The next day the couple wakes up to find a ten-year-old child (played by Cameron "CJ" Adams) named Timothy who claims to be their son. They soon realize the child is very unique.
The movie is based on a story by Ahmed Zappa, who has worked with Walt Disney, the film's studio, for years.
When Timothy meets his new family, he is covered in mud after being found in the family's garden. While most young boys are used to getting a bit dirty, Adams said it wasn't a very pleasant experience.
"It was clean dirt. I mean, clean dirt, really," Adams assured OnTheRedCarpet.com. "In the scene when we filmed it, it was like in a 32 degree garage because we had to re-build the house so they wanted to keep my dirt moist so they kept spraying it with water and it just got so cold."
The 11-year-old actor said that if he doesn't continue acting, he would love to become a director one day.
"I see myself as a director," Adams said. "I see it in me that I can direct a movie because like when I'm playing with my friends, we like to do movies and stuff like little skits and I always like direct somehow, like I become the director."
Adams previously appeared opposite Steve Carell in the 2007 film, "Dan in Real Life." He also had a role in the straight-to-video film, "Metalheads: The Good, the Bad, and the Evil."
Check out the trailer for "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" below.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).