EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Robinson Talks 'The Switch'

The young actor who plays the inquisitive son of Jennifer Aniston, discusses his role in this dramatic comedy, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 15.
Thomas Robinson talks about playing Sebastian in The Switch

Thomas Robinson talks about playing Sebastian alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman in The Switch


The Switch, which stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 15. One of the other stars of the movie is Thomas Robinson, who makes his feature debut in the movie portraying Sebastian, the young son of Jennifer Aniston's character, Kassie. I recently had the chance to ask this talented young actor a few questions about the movie via email. Here's what he had to say.

In a lot of ways, Sebastian is more mature than both the grown-ups in the movie. Was that a big reason for you to take on this role?

Thomas Robinson: I didn't really think about any of that. It was just an audition for a kid who liked to use big words. I guess I did OK.

Sebastian has a lot of wonderful quirks about him, like collecting picture frames. Was it fun to step into a character like this and is there any part of the character that is similar to yourself as a person?

Thomas Robinson: It was pretty fun to play Sebastian. I think some people think I'm like him, but I'm not. Like, I think it would be fun to have a party at a climbing wall and had fun climbing really high when we shot that scene.

Can you talk a bit about working with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston? You must have learned a lot from them, being on set with two experienced and respected actors. What kinds of things did you learn from both these wonderful actors?

Thomas Robinson: I learned a lot from everyone, it was my first movie. I didn't really know who Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston were, I just knew they played my parents and were really nice.

You also got to work with your brother Bryce, who played the older version of you. What was it like to have your brother on the set for The Switch?

Thomas Robinson: I didn't really work with Bryce because he played the older me. But it was really fun having him around on set.

There is an alternate ending on the Blu-ray version. Have you seen this and do you have a preference of either the theatrical ending or this alternate ending? Do we see you on the Blooper reel as well?

Thomas Robinson: I haven't seen it. Isn't that the one with Bryce? It was fun because he got to play basketball with Jason. I like the birthday party ending though too. The dog cake was cool.

Is there anything that you're currently working on right now that you can talk about?

Thomas Robinson: A new show called Exit 19.

What would you like to say to anyone who didn't see The Switch in theaters about why they should pick up the Blu-ray or DVD next week?

Thomas Robinson: It's a good movie, they should see it.

You can watch Thomas Robinson alongside Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in The Switch, which will be released on Blu-ray or DVD on March 15.

We also have four clips from the Blu-ray and DVD, which feature Thomas Robinson. Take a look at these videos below.


The Switch was released August 20th, 2010 and stars Jason Bateman, Victor Pagan, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Todd Louiso, Scott Elrod, Patrick Wilson. The film is directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck.



Sources: Brian Gallagher

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