She may only be 15, but Odeya Rush, who stars opposite CJ Adams in The Odd Life of Timothy Green (in theaters today!), has had an extraordinary life so far. Born in Israel, but raised in New Jersey, Odeya has already landed several roles on television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Law & Order: SVU. Now she’s trying her hand at performing on the big screen as Timothy Green’s best friend Joni Jerome. Her next role is an iconic one: She’s playing the young Mary in Mary Mother of Christ, the sequel to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ (due in theaters in 2013). Odeya loves books just as much as we do here at Figment and she stopped by to share some of her favorite titles with us!
What’s the book that you’re proudest of having finished?
The Scarlet Letter made me a proud reader!
Have you ever lied about having read a book to impress someone? (If yes, what was the book and why?)
What!? I never lie . . . 😉
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
I fell in love with Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
If you could play any character from a book, who would you choose?
Jane Eyre, Lia from Wintergirls, Natalie from Running with Scissors, Katniss from The Hunger Games, Anne Frank, and Jo from Little Women.
Do you have a book on you right now? What is it?
Yes! It’s called Mary: A Flesh and Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother, which is part of my preparation and research for my next movie Mary Mother of Christ.
What’s the one book that would be a deal-breaker if you saw it on a date’s bookshelf?
Any book that sends a hateful message.
What’s a book that’s made you:
Blush: A Walk to Remember or anything by Nicholas Sparks novel really.
Shiver: The Shining
Cry: Sarah’s Key
Laugh out loud: Alright I’m just gonna say it . . . Green Eggs and Ham!