I’m The Boss | Maxwell James
We had the chance to interview Maxwell James from abc’s The Family! Read all about his journey in acting!
My favorite character to play so far has been Young Adam. He’s such a normal kid, but has something completely crazy happen to him that turns his life upside down. I also liked this role so much because it gave me the opportunity to be in some great scenes with amazing actors. I got to work with Joan Allen, Andrew McCarthy and many others. I also worked with some great directors. It was a major learning experience for me.
What actors do you admire?
I admire Harrison Ford. I like his style of acting and the characters he has played. He’s had some of the best roles ever!
How did you prepare for your role as Young Adam in The Family?
Since I didn’t know in advance where the story was going, I had to prepare for each scene as I got the script. But, I was still able to learn about Young Adam from his conversations with the other characters. He is smart, nice, and gets lost in his own thoughts sometimes. He liked to build models of ships-in-a-bottle, and was learning all about that with his neighbor Hank (Andrew McCarthy). I researched ship-in-a-bottle models and learned about how they are made, and also researched some of the types of actual schooners that had been built. Young Adam had this knowledge and I wanted to be able to talk believably about it.