S: What does it feel like being a child star?
J: It can be very wonderful. You got to do a lot of things, you meet a lot of people, that it would never bring me the opportunity if you were not involved in the business. I’ve got to meet so many wonderful people——president, heads of state , huge celebrities, just so many great people, I’ve done so many wonderful things, and go to so many wonderful places. Have not the Growing Pains, I won’t come to Shanghai and meet so many great people.
S: So then you were hanging out with a lot of adults.
J: Yes. You have to grow up very quickly. You have to act much older at a very young age and be very professional very young. But I think that helped me a lot for the years. But at the same time when I got out of the show I choke some time off, just go back being a kid like I didn’t have to act like an adult any more.
S: When did you start to act?
J: I started when I was five year’s old. That was when I began doing some commercials and stuff like that.
S: Did you feel like acting at that moment?
J: My Mum would see me imitating television shows around house. She asked if I wanna to try to be like those kids on TV. So I did, I said yes. I said that sounds fun. From then on, it’s always been my decision. It wasn’t one of those parents who pushed me into doing it and made me do everything. It’s always up to me if I wanna to keep doing.
S: So you felt like being an actor at the beginning.
J: Yes, at a very young age.
S: It’s truly amazing.
J: It is the fact that I really fell in love with it and seemed to have a talent for it and being able to keep it going for so long ,which was really a blessing.
S: Did you remember the first line in Growing Pains?
J: The people, pilot…
S: Yeah, the pilot.
J: I’m sitting at the table…
S: Yes, watching the mini TV…
J: Watching my little TV, and I started laughing and I said something about that Phyllis George. She screwed up again. If they were, and I remember probably everything we did for the show, all the episodes.
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