At the ripe age of 8, Louisiana native Quvenzhané Wallis is already becoming a world traveler.
In the two years since she filmed her lead role in the mystical drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild,"the elementary school student has ventured to Utah, the south of France and now Hollywood. The lead in Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed movie walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday, where "Beasts" premiered to local audiences after playing at both Sundance and Cannes this year.
Though Wallis is already becoming a festival veteran, she acted her age on Friday, where she was flanked by her mom while she did interviews. At first, she answered most questions with only one word:
"Have you ever been to Hollywood before?" we asked.
"No," she replied.
"How has it been so far?"
"Good," she said.
"Is it cool to walk down the red carpet?"
"Yes," she answered, beginning to loosen up. She added that she imagined the red carpet would be different, saying she thought it would have "some steps going up and stuff." (That's probably because the carpet at Cannes is situated that way, but the LA. Film Fest is a bit less glamorous.)