‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’ Star Ai-Chan Carrier Shares A Sweet Memory About Visiting Disney
The vivacious 12-year-old tween told Showbiz Cheat Sheet she and her family are longtime Disney fans. Carrier shared that growing up within minutes of the magic allowed her to visit the Disney theme park almost every weekend when she was a child.
“When I was very young when we used to go every weekend together,” she told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “That was the first place I walked. Right in front of Splash Mountain.”
Carrier’s love of Disney was apparent when she filmed a segment at the theme park with her Timmy Failure co-stars. She shared the moment on Instagram. She captioned the fun-filled video, “Thank you @entertainmenttonight and @disneyland ! 🙏🙏🙏 We had one of the best days of my life shooting this.” Carrier also dished about what it was like to make the inventive film, plus who she’d love to work with someday.
The polar bear was actually ‘played’ by a person
The film is filled with special effects and typical Disney sparkle. Carrier said that even though some of the characters were animated, shooting a scene with one of the animated characters wasn’t too difficult.
“When we were all on the playground, the polar bear was behind the set, and it was funny because like all these kids, like 50 kids were there. And everyone’s like, ‘Do not look at the polar bear. Do not look at the polar bear,'” she giggles. “Because this guy was in a humongous suit the size of the polar bear.”
She offered insight into how the polar bear character evolved. “So we had a guy in there, Mike. And he had a polar bear suit on,” she shares. “And he’d walk around like a polar bear like the way you act like a polar bear. So it was pretty real, actually. And then they use that for the special effects by kind of taking the shape and adding fur in the eyes and everything.”
She says this Disney movie is a little different than the rest
Although many Disney movies have a lesson and a message to share with its young audience, Carrier says Timmy Failure is a little different than the rest. “I think its definitely different than other movies and Disney movies because there’s these kids who go to regular school. And the main four kids are very different from each other and they kind of work together to make things work.”
She adds, “And that’s what makes the movie. I think it’s a unique film. And the lesson goes with the uniqueness is that it’s okay to be different. You don’t have to change yourself. Or change your personality to fit in with a group of people.”
She really got into her character
Carrier also made sure she did a deep dive to ensure her character came to life. Her character Corrina Corrina has an evil streak which is in direct contrast to Carrier’s sweet nature. “Most of my friends said I was totally different than my character,” she shares.
“They’ve never seen me like that before. They’ve never seen me like evil and a Russian secret agent, doing that eyebrow thing. So they were actually pretty shocked at what I pretty much what I came up with because, you know, in real life, I’m not evil,” she laughs.
With Timmy Failure is in her past, which actor would she most like to work with someday?
“Anne Hathaway,” she remarked. “I loved watching her in The Princess Diaries. And also because she can do like the thing where one second she’s very dramatic or sad. Then the next second she acts very fearless. And I think that’s cool because especially like in a comedy, you can do that by one second. You’re totally different. And then all of a sudden you’re like someone else or you’re acting totally different. And I think that’s cool because you can really use that in your own acting.”