Ivyann Schwan, Zachary LaVoy and the other 'Parenthood' kids reunite and look back at the 1989 film
The film, directed by Ron Howard, has had a lasting impact on actors Zachary La Voy (Justin Buckman), Ivyann Schwan (Patty Huffner), Jasen Fisher (Kevin Buckman), and Alisan Porter (Taylor Buckman).
"It's an insane cast of people. So when you're coming up as any type of performer and you've been in the presence of that greatness in your art, you can't help but be influenced by that," Porter tells Snakkle.
"We're lucky to have been able to work with those people at a young age when you're so impressionable."
The film featured an all-star cast including Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Keanu Reeves, Rick Moranis, and Joaquin Phoenix. It earned over $126 million at the box office and was nominated for three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards. It also inspired both the 1991 and 2010 "Parenthood" TV series.
The grown-up "Parenthood" kids had only positive things to say about Ron Howard, Steve Martin, and the general atmosphere.
"Steve was always very nice and trying to entertain the kids. I have a great picture of me and him and I'm making a goofy face. I just remember that it was very friendly," explains La Voy. "He [Ron Howard] made it really kid-friendly. I definitely remember him being a dad figure. As a kid actor himself I'm sure he had really good ways of navigating us," adds Porter.
Schwan explains as they've grown up, they've been able to relate more to the experiences seen in the film. "I have a family and so I can relate to a lot of what is going on. I'm a mom now."
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