GMA: Jackie Evancho The Company You Keep & Working With Robert Redford

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GMA: Jackie Evancho Robert Redford Phone Call

Jackie Evancho came by Good Morning America to talk about her new movie, The Company You Keep. The new movie stars Robert Redford and is about a man who is on the run after having been a leftist radical in the sixties. Now, a journalist is digging up the man’s past. Jackie Evancho plays Robert Redford’s character’s daughter.

GMA: Jackie Evancho The Company You Keep & Working With Robert Redford

Jackie Evancho came by GMA April 4 2013 to talk about working with Robert Redford on her new movie The Company You Keep and what she wants to do when she’s older. (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

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The 12-year-old was already established as a singer when Robert Redford called her for the role. Robert Redford told George Stephanopoulos a few days ago that he was sitting in his hotel room and saw her on TV and that’s when he knew she should play his daughter. Jackie Evancho said she didn’t know who Robert Redford was when he called. She said, “But my dad told me he played this cowboy.”

Jackie Evancho: The Company You Keep

Jackie Evancho said she was intimidated because everyone was so established as actors and actresses and she was so new. She said it was an honor to work with the people of the cast.

Jackie Evancho: Preparing For Her Role

Jackie Evancho said she prepared for the role by memorizing the lines and bringing that “sad and confused” side of herself out for the camera.

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GMA: What’s Next For Jackie Evancho?

George Stephanopoulos said that Jackie Evancho has already been a singer on America’s Got Talent, she’s sang for the President and she’s even done Cirque Du Soleil. What does she want to do next? Evancho said she’s really loving her career and that she’d love to be a singer/actress when she’s older. She said her dream role would be playing someone like Bella or Katniss.

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