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Aiden’s First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

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Last year, Aiden acted in a film titled “Kings” which was released in movie theaters in April 2018 and then later released on Netflix in September 2018.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor

Aiden’s First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

Aiden auditioned for the role of “Jordan” in the film Kings sometime in October 2017. After his audition, we thought nothing of it, so we planned a trip to spend Thanksgiving 2017 in Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand. As soon as we landed in Beijing where we had a long layover, Aiden’s agent at Zuri Model & Talent called us and informed us that the casting director loved meeting Aiden and wanted him to return for a call back. (a call back is basically when a casting director is interested in you and invites you to return for a second audition).

Aiden’s agent was not happy when she realized that we were out of the country and we hadn’t booked him out. If you plan to travel with your child or are not available for whatever reason, it is required that you book your child out. This helps avoid the trouble of submitting your child for jobs that they won’t be available for.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor

Pro Tip: As a child actor, you have to be ready to audition for roles and be available for call backs. Sometimes Aiden gets audition notices a few hours before the audition, hence why living close is very important. Most of his auditions are in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area which is a 45m-1.5hr drive depending on traffic.

After talking to Aiden’s agent, we figured he had lost the role but we weren’t bothered by it. We figured it wasn’t meant to be, and continued on with our vacation. A little bit after we returned from our Thanksgiving vacation in Thailand, I got a call from Aiden’s agent again saying that the casting director was still interested in meeting Aiden again, and so we took him for his call-back.


A few days after Aiden’s call-back, we got the exciting news that he had booked the job, and will be playing the role of “Jordon” – one of Halle Berry’s foster kids. My husband and I, and our families were so excited for him. Not only was he playing a role in a film, but he was also playing alongside a well-known and famous actress. For us this was just a good reminder that “What is yours, will be yours.”

Pro Tip: Agents don’t make any money unless actors make money. That is how they get paid, so they expect you as a parent to make sure your child is available for auditions, call backs as well as available to work. We’ve missed plenty of auditions and roles because of how often we travel. His agent is amazing and hasn’t made much fuss about us traveling especially because we travel a monthly basis.

We are so thankful and honored that our son was able to play in this film with such an amazing cast. Even though a small role, we hope that more doors will be opened for him and that this is just the beginning. Also, a big thank you to his agent at Zuri Model & Talent for landing him this role.

Here a few behind the scene photos, so that you can get a glimpse of what it is like to be on set. Aiden enjoyed every minute of being on set and acting in this film. He tells everyone he works in Hollywood, he’s such a star and loves the attention.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

walking up to his honey-wagon

his honeywagon had his stage name “Jordan” on it

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

reading through the call sheet for the day – call sheet has information of what scenes are being shot and what actors are doing what. it’s basically a schedule for the day.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

meeting Halle Berry for the first time

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

Although he wasn’t enrolled in school yet when he played in this film, he loved sitting with the set teacher and doing school work.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

read for hair and make up

on set with Halle Berry and Lamar JohnsonAiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

on set waiting for his scene

halle berry

Aiden hurt his finger and Halle Berry came by to see if he was okay. She is so sweet!

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

on set with his brother and sister – Isaac Brown (L) & Serenity Brown (R)

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

food was provided everyday on set – and it is was very yummy too.

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

we had some very early call times, thankfully Aiden had a honey-wagon so he could take naps and rest as needed

Aiden's First Role In A Film As A Child Actor – Kings

signing himself off work – practicing for when it’s time to give autographs

on set alongside actors – Lamar Johnson (L) and Reece Cody (R)

If you haven’t watched Kings yet, it is available on Netflix and YouTube. Let me know in the comment section if you watch it and what you think about it!

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