Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress, film director and screenwriter, is starring in the film Every Day with talented teen actor Ezra Miller (hailed as one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine’s Young Hollywood Issue). Hunt recently stated to New York Magazine that she refuses to let her 6-year-old daughter Makena Lei become a child actor although she herself began her own career as such.  Her early roles include, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bionic Woman,” and “The Swiss Family Robinson.”

About her own career she shares, “I don’t wish I started later, but I was never a child star,” Helen Hun said. “I was in school every year and had normal friends and I loved it and here I am, so I can’t say that I wish I hadn’t done it. I used to say, ‘No, I didn’t miss any of my childhood,’ but it is a very adult place to be, a movie set. Like, it’s a little weird. I think if my daughter was interested in acting, I would find ways for her to act in theater that has to do with her school or a kids’ improvisational thing.”

Hunt says that if  Makena Lei were ever serious about acting she would look for her to appear in theatre productions, adding, “There are ways to do it where you’re not on a movie set with 60 adults (which I loved at the time), but as a parent, I don’t know that I’d be dying to put her in that spot”.

Every Day is the story of a crisis stricken New York couple, also starring British comedic actor EDDIE IZZARD and LIV SCHREIBER.