Ant-Man and The Wasp Interview with Abby Ryder-Fortson

Last time I saw Abby Ryder-Fortson was 3 years ago on the set of Ant-Man. She was just 5 years old and my group was her very first interview. During that interview, her sweet mother was there, this time her dad. She is a confident and quick-witted girl that has a belly laugh that is contagious. Here’s the perfect 8-year-old Ant-Man and The Wasp Interview with Abby Ryder-Fortson.

Ant-Man and The Wasp Interview with Abby Ryder-Fortson

She was just 5 when she landed the role of Cassie Lang in the first Ant-Man. Here’s her audition tape that can be seen on the bonus feature of the in-home release of the movie.


So what’s it like coming back to the set and being reunited with the cast. How does that feel? Like, what are your favorite parts of that?

It’s fun. It’s nice knowing everybody. Literally, almost everybody’s back from Ant-Man 1, and it feels better knowing everybody.

Marvel’s Ant-Man
L to R: Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson)
Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal
© Marvel 2014

What do your friends back home think of you being in Ant-Man?

It’s cool, but some people, I feel like just are my friend because I’m an actor.

Do you want to be an Avenger like Cassie in the comic books?

Well, yeah.

What would you want your superpower to be?



Invisibility because I like sneaking up on people.

How is it doing school on set, and balancing everything like memorizing your lines- is it hard for you?

No, it’s not hard. I’ve been doing it since I was three.

What is it like when you see the movie all come together?

It’s really cool knowing, like, what you did that day, and seeing it go altogether.

I remember you on Togetherness. I loved that show. So what’s, what’s it like working on a movie as opposed to working on a TV show?

A TV show is running, and you know it’s gonna keep going, but with a movie, you don’t know if they’re gonna make a second one.

So when you’re not acting, what are you doing?

I love playing sports, and I also like reading.

What’s your favorite sport?


Do you have a favorite series that you like that you’re reading right now?

Wings of Fire.

There seems to be a lot of time in-between these scenes that you do? What do you do on set in-between those times?

I do my homework; I read and hang out with the other actors.

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How do you prepare for roles?

Well, I read the script with the sides, I audition, I get it, and then I practice more, and then I learn the lines, and then I practice more, and then I practice more, and then I practice more, and then I shoot it.

How many times do you have to read the lines before you get it?

Twice with the sides, and then, then I practice it.

Who do you practice with?

My dad.

Dad: Yes, my wife and I are actors, so she kinda grew up in the zone, and I’ve said she’s a really, really quick study, so she will read it a couple of times, and she’s pretty much got it memorized. And then we just kind of
talk about it, and talk about what’s happening, and would you say that’s pretty much, that pretty much puts it together?


Are you happy you use your imagination a lot with the green screen?

Well, yeah. I have a really good visual of a lot of things, so basically you could tell me to imagine Ant-Man, and I could imagine Ant-Man.

Do you have any funny stories from on set? Any pranks; anything?

Yes. There was a time in the maze where we were going through lasers made out of yarn, and then I got through them so easily, and Paul kept doing it and kept getting zapped, and we were pretending – “ow, my butt fell off.”


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* I was invited by Disney to attend this Marvel secret set visit to share with my readers. All opinions are my own.

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