On working with his onscreen mom, Anika Noni Rose, Ian Foreman said, “I love Anika. She has great motherly instincts, so much so that she reminds me of my own mother. The playfulness between [her and me]. She’s really supportive. She’s a lovely person to be around.”
In addition to being generally supportive, Rose helped Foreman land on a pretty significant decision with some sage advice. “I remember a time — this was after we finished shooting — I was trying to [make] a decision between whether I want[ed] to do homeschool or regular school,” Foreman explained. “And Anika told me to not let anyone [make] my decision for me. She has given me a lot of little quotes like that to me to help me through life.”
That’s just about the best advice a young person can get. Too many adults try to make important decisions for anyone under the age of 18, but everyone deserves to have some semblance of autonomy over their choices.
New episodes of “Let the Right One In” air Sundays on Showtime.