They say big things come in small packages. This statement is true to 9th power with Ty Simpkins. He was awed by Robert Downey Jr., Marvel movies and he knows his mom is his biggest fan. He is adorable and smart as a whip, of course his mom is his biggest fan! Ty tells us in our interview, “I’ve been acting since I was born. I was still in my mom’s stomach when the people called and asked me to be on — either a TV show or a soap opera.” He was destined to be a star in utero! He loves acting, so his mom made a great choice for him. Being moms we wondered about his education, and Ty assured us that he goes to school often. As a matter of fact, he has a studio teacher that comes on set unless it is summertime. They do activities to make schooltime fun, like Oregon Trail on the ipad. Ty says that it is his favorite way to pass time on set.
Ty Simpkins plays the young genius that Tony Stark encounters halfway through the film. He was honored to have the chance to work with him. Gwyneth Paltrow even says that Ty was fun to work with. You can read a little more about it in my Iron Man 3 review. I think he was perfect for the part because he has a great love for Iron Man, Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr., and his favorite movie is The Avengers. Can we get any better than that? Want to see how awesome he is? IRON MAN 3 is now in theaters! You can follow Ty on Twitter at @TYSIMPKINSactor and Like him on Facebook at Ty-Simpkins. Want more Iron Man news? Follow the #IronMan3Event Hashtag and follow Iron Man on Twitter. All images are courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.