hits theaters today! And we got to chat with its star, Freddie Highmore
, a few hours before he hit the red carpet with Kristen Bell
for the movie's L.A. premiere earlier this week.
Freddie, 17, is currently juggling school and movies. "I still go to school," he said. "I'm in my last year now, so hopefully I'll [go] off to university and squeeze in acting at the same time."
We also asked Freddie all about his character, Astro Boy, and whether he prefers animated flicks to live action roles. Click here to see a gallery of Astro Boy's powers.
Hear what Freddie had to say in our audio player - click through the questions and hit the play button to hear Freddie's answers. Oh, and we couldn't resist asking about the rumors that he's dating Dakota Fanning
. Check it out below and check out Astro Boy, playing now!
Meet the characters from Astro Boy
Get up close and personal with Kristen Bell
Look at photos of Astro Boy through the years
Next question: Astro Boy has an American accent. Can you do it right now?
Next question: Did you know about the original Japanese Astro Boy comic series before you got the part?
Next question: Will teens like this movie?
Next question: Do you prefer animated movies or live action?
Next question: Are you friends with fellow U.K. actor, Daniel Radcliffe?
Next question: Do you celebrate Halloween in the U.K.?
Next question: What about the rumor that you're dating Dakota Fanning?