08/07/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT
... IS LITTLE MISS A-LIST
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?