Mitchell is interviewed by That Talk Show, in this video he talks about the gift given to him by Daniel Radcliffe, When Calls the Heart and Ties that Bind.
Sat, Oct 10: Teen actor Mitchell Kummen lends his voice to World Mental Health Day and the Light up Purple campaign, by taking part in a music video aimed at young people suffering in silence.
First off, its been amazing working on this Q and A with Mitchell and Stephanie. Every morning I would wake up at 6 a.m. get my kids ready for school, upload the video’s, then get dressed. Then before leaving to take them to school I would post the videos that were for that assigned day. I wanna thank Stephanie for all the video editing and reserach she did. She’s an awesome friend. We all worked together pretty well. Collecting the questions, choosing the winner, getting the additional info for every question we received, not including everything Mitchell has done for us. His beautiful singing, his amazing personality, things we didn’t expect. He’s been so awesome. I have to say this is the first time I actually did something like this. I wanna thank the Kummen’s for giving me this amazing opportunity to work on this with someone I admire very highly, Mitchell Kummen. It’s been a dream of mine to do something like this and Mitchell gave me that. Thank you so much Mitchell, Karen and Bruce. You are so amazing I wanna thank you for everything. I am glad I took up supporting Mitchell and before I start literally crying. Thank you for believing in me.
I am currently working on a transcript for the Q and A, it will list all the sources of everything Mitchell sang, and did including the Norwegian Prayer with translation. Thanks to Bruce and Karen for providing that. I truly had fun doing this.
Sunday is our last question, so this Sunday the 27th. Mitchell will be doing a live YouNow Chat at 2pm. You can register at YouNow and follow Mitchell at his YouNow profile. I look forward to seeing you there.
‘The reason I became an actor was because one day, I was watching a Jackie Chan movie and my mom was peeling potatoes and I asked, ‘How do I get to meet Jackie Chan?’ Facetiously, while peeling potatoes, she replied, ‘Become an actor.’ And that’s exactly what I did!’
While rising heartthrob, Mitchell Kummen, hasn’t met Mr. Chan just yet, he has created a respected name for himself as an actor. The accomplished young man has appeared in such programs as “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “When Calls the Heart.” In the award-winning “Horns,” he plays the 13 year old version of Ig Perrish (the older version was played by none other than Daniel Radcliffe). Currently, he is starring along with Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, and Dion Johnstone in UP TV’s groundbreaking family action series “Ties That Bind,” which airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m.
“When I was a kid, I missed out on all the films that kids are supposed to watch like “The Lion King” and other Disney classics because I was always watching Jackie Chan movies,” Mitchell told Examiner in a recent interview. “I actually came super close to working with the guy who directed ‘Shanghai Knights’ and the guy who had Jackie Chan as his manager for 15 years! They loved me, they loved my face, but the Network Exec of that show said, ‘You know what? We really need to go with someone ethnic.’ So, I got mad at my dad for not being Latin!” he laughed, “I was like, ‘Really Dad? Didn’t you know this was going to happen?!”
Kummen is charismatic, an effortless charmer. He has that winning combination of being both driven and talented. He is a stand-up guy with an unshakable sense of right and wrong. Like his hero, Jackie Chan, those admirable personality traits often bleed over into the characters that he plays and help establish him as a role model for his peers.
“On ‘Ties That Bind,’ I play Jeff McLean,” Mitchell informed. “He’s shy, but he’s not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. I’m like that too, I’m not afraid to stand up for what I believe in… only I’m not shy. I’m a very social person. A chatterbox!”
To date, Kummen’s character is the only youth in the show who has remained steadfast in his convictions. He has boldly stared down temptation and selflessly placed himself in harms way in order to stick up for other members of his family. The role is an easy fit for Mitchell as it is very close to who he is in real life.
“Everything I do is real and natural, there’s nothing fake involved in it,” the actor expressed. “I’m a guy who is all about justice and being fair, so when I see something that is not right I have to speak up.” And that’s the hardest part about playing Jeff McLean. “When someone is doing something wrong, in the show, I don’t always say something, but in real life, there’s no way I’d be silent!”
Source: The Examiner
Mitchell recently did the Whisper challenge what is that? Well just look and you shall see.
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