TODAY | November 15, 2012
>> such idiots. math isn't our thing though you say it could be. we'll not talk about that.
>> getting your foot back into acting -- does it feel good to get back into the swing of that?
>> i love acting. i love writing the math books but i love acting. this movie is such a sweet fun movie. it's very christmassy and a comedy. it shows the characters every year at christmas. they meet at the children's table when they are 5. i play the character from 18 to 32.
>> you lock some bangs, baby.
>> how did you do that?
>> hair changes. that was part of it. attitude, posture. there are the bangs.
>> you're not much over that.
>> i looked at myself in the mirror and say, oh, my gosh, it's winnie cooper . leah thompson is in the movie from "back to the future." i thought when we were shooting 2004 to 2007 to 1998 , i'm going back to the future with leah thompson right now.
>> is it like riding a bike? i know you've been doing little projects in between. was it easy to get back into it?
>> yes. i love it. dustin my co-star was amazing to work with, too. it was a great experience.
>> and you've gone through tough stuff in your own personal life . it 's wonderful to get your mind off something like that. you have a beautiful baby boy .
>> i know. he's kind of in the movie. there he is.
>> kind of in the movie, what does that mean?
>> he's in the very last scene. you have to hit pause to see him, but i know he's there.
>> what's it like raising a 2-year-old?
>> it's joy, pure, pure joy. yes, there's the late nights, et cetera , et cetera , but he is the apple of my eye , the love in my heart, everything.
>> do you take him on the set?
>> yeah. that's how he ended up on camera.
>> if you don't, you won't see them. they love it. they get a lot of attention. they have a good time. they know they are loved.
>> i love this picture. what is your next project?
>> a sci-fi channel movie coming out next year. i love acting and will get into that.
>> you're our favorite math wiz.
>> thank you.
>> november 26th is when the movie airs. just in time for christmas spirit right after thanksgiving.