Abigail Breslin: Little Miss a Serious Actress

Tweener still candid despite Oscar nod and new starring role
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2008 11:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pint-sized Abigail Breslin swears that her Oscar nod and whirlwind career have barely changed her life, Vanity Fair reports. She will admit that her best supporting actress nomination for Little Miss Sunshine “was really exciting," but so are the 12-year-old's veterinary dreams. “I got to ride a sea lion, and I got to play with pelicans and lizards" in her latest film, she said. "It was awesome."

Breslin will star in the upcoming Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and is girlish enough to admit that she owns every doll the film is based on. She even gets "a little embarrassed" seeing her face up in lights. “My head looks really big on-screen," she says, "’cause it is.”