Rico Rodriguez has no reason to be scared these days. The 14-year-old star just started his fourth season on Modern Family, where he is a vital part of one of TV’s best and most successful shows, and there appears to be no end in sight for his potential. Yet act scared he does in the new episode of R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. In “The Weeping Woman,” which airs at 6pm Saturday, Rodriguez plays Chi, who must contend with “La Llorona,” a vengeful spirit that feeds on negative energy. Boy, that’ll ruin your sleepover real quick.
Rodriguez took some time to answer our “7 Questions”:
You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles to buy. Which ones do you choose?
I would choose a comic book, word searches, and video game guides.
Your DVR can only carry three shows. Besides Modern Family, of course, which ones would you pick?
Austin & Ally, The Three Stooges episodes, and Wipeout.
What has been your strangest fan encounter?
My strangest fan encounter would have to be when I met a group of about 20 girls and they started crying and screaming because they got to meet me.
Tell me about a time when you were starstruck.
When I attended my first big awards show, because here I was 11 years old and I was surrounded by so many talented actors that I would watch on TV and in movies.
What are three things you must have in your fridge or pantry?
Milk, Fruit Roll-Ups, and peanut butter.
Your older sister, Raini, is also in showbiz. How competitive do you guys get?
There is no competition between us, because we truly love and support each other in everything we do.
You’re still very young, so if you decide to go into something other than acting, what would it be?
I would love to direct, write, produce, and edit.
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