Harper Higby – March 12; 2020
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Harper Higby: My name is Harper Higby. I’m eight but I was seven when I was in Here There Be Tygers. I’m in third grade.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Here there be tygers?
Harper Higby: My dad decided to direct and produce the film and he wanted to cast me as Charlie. I think Charlie was a boy in the Stephen King story, but dad wanted to make it a girl. My cousin Sophia played the bully Jenny and dad’s friend David played my teacher, Mr. Byrd.
SKSM: Your father is the filmmaker on this film, how was work with him?
Harper Higby: I loved how we acted and how there were a lot of other kids in the film. My favorite scene was in the bathroom when David grabbed me shouted at me. I also liked how dad let me actually wash my hands in the bathroom when we filmed that bit. Dad was a really nice director. He let me take my time to remember my lines.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Harper Higby: I liked the other kids reactions to us in the classroom. Rhiannon gave a really good nasty look and Sophia was really believable with being a bully.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Harper Higby: Well the director was my dad and we live together so I see him everyday. My cousin Sophia lives close by and I see her all the time. I see David sometimes we go to Lowville and visit my grandmother.
SKSM: What did you do after Here there be tygers?
Harper Higby: I haven’t been in another movie yet, but I am in the new movie Public Access to the Cosmos that my dad is directing this summer with David Wilder. I play another kid named Charlie LOL! It’s a scary movie.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Harper Higby: I have been a dancer for six year. I go to World of Dance in Colonie NY. I compete professionally.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Harper Higby: I really like a lot of Stephen King’s movies. I want to thank Stephen King for allowing us to do this film, because we had a lot of fun. Stephen King inspired my dad to become a writer.