10:30am PT by THR staff
Oscars: Two Kid Presenters Went to Universal Studios Together Two Days Before the Show
A version of this story first appeared in the March 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Two days before the Oscars — where Room’s Jacob Tremblay, 9, and Beasts of No Nation’s Abraham Attah, 14, became the youngest actor-presenters in the ceremony’s history — the kids acted their age at Universal Studios.
“We were going on a scary water ride, and I hid and waited for him to come out, and I jumped out,” says Attah. Adds Tremblay, “I was so nervous because it was fast, and then he scared me!”
Other highlights for Tremblay were picking up a Harry Potter wand and spending time with his awards-season buddy, who was wiped out after their studio date. Says Attah, “I went on all the rides, and then I went back to my hotel room and fell asleep.”
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