Picks and Pans Review: Abigail Breslin

updated 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT


At 10, Abigail Breslin has already worked with Mel Gibson and Kate Hudson. But as a plucky pageant hopeful in Little Miss Sunshine, she steals the movie. Look out, Lindsay, there's a new girl in town!

ON BEAUTY CONTESTS They might be a little fun, but they might not. It would be such hard work!

ON GETTING INTO CHARACTER I had to wear a padded suit, and I can't say that I miss that. And I don't wear glasses in real life. It was like looking through a bar of soap.

THE BETTY FORD REVELATION I'm a complete phone addict! I have a cell phone, but I'm not allowed to use it. Only sometimes, only in an emergency.

SKELETONS IN HER CLOSET I have a grandmother who wears clothes with pictures of cats, and another who wears big beads. They're both a little crazy, but so am I. My friends call me crazy, so what can I say?

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