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Welcome to the chat, Jeremy! Great to see you. And
welcome to all of the fans!

Jeremy Sumpter
hello everyone!

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Let's get started on the questions.

Question from alexandrajsxx
How was it working with the director from the film Soul
Surfer, Sean McNamara?

Jeremy Sumpter
Sean McNamara made "Soul Surfer" what it is. The movie
was his baby which grew up to be an amazing gift to the
world. I hope to work with Sean again.

Question from imapirate007
Hey jeremy, this isn't the first time you've played an actual person before. Is it any different going into a role knowing that the person you're playing is going to be potentially seeing your role? Or is easier to play a fictional character and be able to sort of play it how you want it to.

Jeremy Sumpter
I never met the real Byron because he was in school. I based his character of what the Hamilton family told me about him.

Question from Squisher
Bethany said she got to surf with a lot of the cast members while filming took place. Did you get to surf with her, and if so, who was the better surfer?

Jeremy Sumpter
I did a lot of surfing with the cast. Dennis and Helen are both surfers. Bethany is truly a mermaid in water. I remember that a clean up wave came in and washed us all out. Bethany duck dived and waited while we paddled back out all out of breath.

Question from Virginie04
Hi Jeremy :) what was your best memories on the set of Soul Surfer? Kiss from Belgium.

Jeremy Sumpter
My best memories were being in Hawaii, playing golf and surfing almost every day, being with a fun cast and making a great family film.

Question from DeannaFoster001
What film did you prefer doing Soul Surfer or Peter Pan and why? xx

Jeremy Sumpter
Both were great. "Soul Surfer" was a more recent "Peter Pan" for me. I have a lot of memories from both films.

Question from Iannaud
Hello jeremy bienvenue:) I have a question for you. Was it fun doing your own surfing in your new film Soul Surfer??:D

Jeremy Sumpter
Yes, it was fun to be able to surf so much while I was working.

Question from WENDYBIRD
Did you get to help any behind the scenes of Soul Surfer and if so what did you like about it?

Jeremy Sumpter
No.

Question from Randy
What did you do with your free time off the set when filming "Soul Surfer" besides surfing?

Jeremy Sumpter
I played a lot of golf, ate a lot of good food and hiked a lot when I wasn't surfing.

Question from imapirate007
What is a band or song that people would probably be surprised that you listen to?

Jeremy Sumpter
Paper Tongues.photo 2

Question from jessicaa
Which actors/actresses inspire you out there today?

Jeremy Sumpter

Jeff Bridges. He such an interesting actor.

Question from jessicaa
What's your favourite genre of character to play?

Jeremy Sumpter
Action-adventure, roles that give me a thrill.

Question from Ambassador_4_Christ
What shot had the most takes? The least?

Jeremy Sumpter
I asked them to take a lot of takes of the surfing because it allowed me to surf. The water patrol was also out there so that we could get as many good waves as possible.

Question from Alix
What was your best joke that you have ever made on a set?

Jeremy Sumpter
On "Peter Pan" I had them set up fake stunts that went wrong to scare my Mom so that she would think that I had gotten hurt.

Question from alexandrajsxx
Who from the set of Soul Surfer did you most get along with?

Jeremy Sumpter
Dennis Quaid.

Question from Luba
Do you keep in contact with any of the cast members you worked with from "Soul Surfer"?

Jeremy Sumpter
I saw them all at the Hollywood premiere of "Soul Surfer." I stay in contact with them via text messages.

Question from WENDYBIRD
What is the one thing you will miss about the movie soul surfer since its done?

Jeremy Sumpter
All of the people who worked on the film and the surfing of course.

Question from Lhuber
When was the last time you went snowboarding?

Jeremy Sumpter
I have gone skiing but haven't gone snowboarding. I love to ski. Surfing is sort of like snowboarding.

Question from Randy
What kind of things do you normally do on a typical day off when not filming?

Jeremy Sumpter
I play a lot of sports, basketball, golf and Xbox, dart or go bowling.

Question from MaryWells--
The shark scene in Soul Surfer was intense, what was it like to film?

Jeremy Sumpter
It was very realistic. We cut our feet running over the reef during the scene, just like it originally happened.

Question from Caroline_Grace
Have you had any weird experiences while surfing?

Jeremy Sumpter
In 2004, I cut my wrist and it bled a lot.

Question from Alix
Do you have try to put Chewie on a surf? Some dogs can stay on it!

Jeremy Sumpter
No, but he likes the skateboard.

Question from Squisher
During the commentary on the Calvin Marshall DVD, they mentioned that the pro baseball player who worked with you on set actually said that you were good enough to be pro yourself. What do you think about that, and would you ever crossover into professional sports if given the chance?

Jeremy Sumpter
If I had not been an actor, I might have played baseball. I think I was good enough but didn't have the time to train as much as I would have needed.

Question from sarah_jean
Where you afraid of sharks in the water while filming "Soul Surfer"?

Jeremy Sumpter
That is always in the back of your mind but that is the risk you take.

Question from Randy
Do you have any plans for further tattoos?

Jeremy Sumpter
I have another tattoo on my arm. I'll put up a picture on the web site one of these days.

Question from MaryWells--
While in Calvin Marshall, your character broke his nose...have you ever actually broken it?

Jeremy Sumpter
No, it was just in the movie.

Question from jessicaa
Soul surfer is a true story did that bring you pressure to act it out well and not disappoint the people?

Jeremy Sumpter
"Soul Surfer" is such an inspirational story and everyone involved wanted to do the best job they could do since it would mean so much to the Hamilton family and everyone who saw the film.

Question from MaryWells--
Clubhouse was a phenomenal show, what was it like to play a character living his dream? Did it inspire you to go for what you wanted?

Jeremy Sumpter
I was living my dream. Acting and playing baseball at the same time.

Question from jessicaamanda
Are you dating anybody right now?

Jeremy Sumpter
Yes.

Question from alexandrajsxx
What film were you most upset when it finished?

Jeremy Sumpter
"Peter Pan" since I had spent 11 months working on it and I hated to see it end.

Question from jessicaa
Is there anything coming up soon that you would like to share with your fans?

Jeremy Sumpter
I have a few things that are coming up but I'm not able to announce them yet.

Question from MaryWells--
You're quite the dog person, have you always been that way? Ever liked cats?

Jeremy Sumpter
I had a cat when I was a little kid living in Kentucky.

Question from jessicaa
How did your family feel when you took up acting as a career?

Jeremy Sumpter
They were very supportive because they had to all pick up and move to Los Angeles with me.

Question from MaryWells--
Awhile ago you talked about doing some writing - how is that coming? Update?

Jeremy Sumpter
I've done some writing that I pick up and work on from time to time.

Question from Lhuber
What was it like working with Carrie Underwood?

Jeremy Sumpter
It was great working with Carrie. She is so sweet.

Question from Alix
Are you going to participate to an event for your charities in the next months?

Jeremy Sumpter
I am playing on the Hollywood Knights basketball team which helps raise money for local schools.

Question from alexandrajsxx
How was it working with the cast of CSI?

Jeremy Sumpter
Television moves really quickly and the cast and crew of "CSI: Miami" were so professional.

Jeremysumpter.com
We've got time for one more question, everyone.

Question from Luba
You mentioned some time ago there might be a possibility that you might be doing a film with Rachel Hurd-Wood again. Any updates on that?

Jeremy Sumpter
There is a possibility but I can't talk about it yet.

Jeremysumpter.com
Hey everyone. We apologize for the technical difficulties with the video aspect of the chat today. Jeremy is signing off now. Thanks to all of you who participated. Your support is very much appreciated, and we hope you had fun being a part of the chat. And don't forget, Jeremy's new film "Soul Surfer" is in theaters now!

 

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