Verona Teen Stars in Motion Picture
13-year-old Skylar Fortang stars alongside Helen Hunt and Liev Schreiber
Skyler Fortang, 13, of Verona stars in “Every Day” which opens in theatres Friday, Jan. 14 in New York and Los Angeles, with a limited release.
Skyler Fortang plays the younger son of characters played by Helen Hunt and Liev Schreiber. It also features Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Eddie Izzard and Ezra Miller.
“Every Day” was written and directed by Richard Levine. It’s a story of an ordinary family’s struggle to survive life’s every day challenges, according to the movie’s official website.
Skyler said the character he plays in the movie is “sort of like me” but he doesn’t have the same problems. “He has a gay brother. His parents are in huge fights. That doesn’t apply to my life,” Skyler said.
No stranger to being in the limelight, Skyler has been doing commercials since he was 5-years-old. This is his first motion picture and it was really fun for him. “I developed a lot of friendships,” he said. “You’re there for a really long time – the whole day. You get to hang out with every that’s there. There’s always food and stuff to do. You have a tutor on the set.”
Skyler’s dad, Mark Fortang, is a producer for television documentaries so he’s familiar with the business which doesn’t seem to affect his son. “He’s a regular kid,” he said. “He doesn’t have that kid actor, star thing about him. Acting is something he does and is very cool. It doesn’t take over his life.”
When Skyler isn’t acting, he likes to hang out with his friends and plays music. “I play a lot of instruments,” he said. “Drums, guitar, sax, piano … a little of everything.”
For the moment Skyler doesn’t have future plans, he's just waiting to get called for more auditions.
“Every Day” premiered last April at the Tribeca Film Festival and opens Friday, Jan. 14 in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, with a limited release.
The official site is: http://www.everydaythemovie.com/