The highly anticipated second season of Disney Channel’s Coop & Cami Ask The World is finally here and bold, young actor Paxton Booth is smack dab in the middle of the madness! Booth stars as Ollie Wrather on the hit series, and although his character is the youngest of the Wrather family, he often steals the spotlight. I mean, can you blame the kid? He’s super cool, confident, and get this: does most of his own stunts (within reason, of course)!
When not in character, Booth is passionate about his studies, his massive Hot Wheels collection, and rescuing animals. Cue the ‘awwwws.’ Not to mention that during a global pandemic and countless stay-at-home orders, Paxton rescued and adopted an adorable spunky puppy, and has also been encouraging his young fans to read with his virtual book club #PagesWithPaxton.
FANDOMIZE had the pleasure of speaking with him about staying busy during quarantine, his impeccable skills on Coop & Cami, and his love of wearing robes when not working!
MCKENZIE MORRELL: Hi Paxton, thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions for FANDOMIZE. Tell us about your character on Coop & Cami Ask The World, and why you love playing Ollie?
PAXTON BOOTH: Thanks for having me! My character’s name is Ollie Wrather, he is the youngest of the Wrather family. He is the daredevil for his older sibling’s livestream show called Would You Wrather, which means he does most of the stunts and gags. Ollie also speaks whatever is on his mind and does not have a filter, so he’s a really fun character to play.
MM: Using three emojis, describe the show to the audience.
MM: What are two things that you and Ollie have in common? Two differences?
PB: I feel like Ollie and I are more different than alike, but we are both daredevils and would do anything for our families. Ollie really likes slime and just being messy in general, which is the total opposite of me.
MM: I heard you have done several stunts on the set of Coop & Cami. That must be exciting! Can you tell the readers what your favorite stunt has been to do?
PB: I have done a lot of them, which makes it a tough decision! I think my favorite so far was when I was dressed in a spider costume, eating cereal and hanging from the ceiling at the same time. We did multiple different takes and on one of them, after I said my lines, they pulled me really fast up into the rafters. It was really rad!
MM: You have over 1,400 Hot Wheels in your collection. Do you have a favorite type of car? What’s your dream ride when you get older?
PB: Yes, I do have a ton of Hot Wheels! My favorite Hot Wheels are the originals from the 70’s and my favorite kind of real cars are muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s. My dream ride is a 1965 GT-350, with the classic white paint job and two blue stripes down the top. Hopefully you’ll see me driving that around someday!
MM: What was that experience like, being the youngest judge during the 2019 Hot Wheels Legends Tour. Did you know of/were fans of any of your fellow judges?
PB: It was a dream come true! I got to judge alongside Jay Leno and Adam Carolla. I have been watching Jay Leno’s Garage for a long time, so meeting him and judging cars with him was super crazy! It was really cool to talk cars with those guys.
MM: I hear you’re a fan of horror. That’s my favorite genre, too. If you could star in any horror film past or present, what would it be and why?
PB: Monster Squad isn’t horror, but it’s a great monster movie that I would love to be in. It has all the classic monsters and some killer one liners. It also has kids who are obsessed with monsters, which is right up my alley!
MM: Which David Bowie song would you use in the soundtrack to your life?
PB: Changes, for sure! It’s about life changes and since I’m only 10 my life is changing every day.
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MM: You recently adopted a puppy. Tell us about what drew you to Ripley and why animals are so important to your everyday life?
PB: Ripley was the runt of the litter and I have always been a sucker for the tiny ones. She was so small and had the most adorable face ever! Animals are so important because they keep us smiling. They don’t care if you are having a bad day, they will always love you.
MM: Now that you have some downtime during the quarantine, what hobby/activity would you like to take on?
PB: I started playing chess, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but I’m getting better every day and really having fun with it!
MM: Name one thing that the fans might not know about you yet.
PB: When I am not working I usually spend most of my day in my robe. I may or may not be wearing my robe as I do this interview…
MM: I like to throw in my signature question to all of my interviews, if you were to make a donut that reflects your personality in real life, what kind of donut would it be and what toppings would be on it.
PB: It would most likely be a chocolate donut with sprinkles and a hint of chili pepper. I’m sweet and fun with a little sass!
MM: Is there anything else that you wanted to add, or a message you want to send out to the fans?
PB: Be yourself and stay rad!