I'm definitely careful. I'm not reckless or stupid, but that's how I was raised, to not be stupid or immature in as far as trying to grow up too quickly or putting forward a certain image that isn't me.
Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.
I work with kids, and I see certain things, so I realize now why my mother was so horrified and overprotective of everything that I watched.
I wouldn't do the music thing if it weren't for my brother, who's a producer. He understands me and helps my vision come to life.
Augustin Matata Ponyo