The Cole Interview
updated 05/20/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/20/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
So when did you decide to become an actor?
Dylan and I didn't decide to become actors. Our mom put us in acting when we were 8 months old—we were thrown into it.
Do you have any memories from the toddler stage of your acting career?
People tell us that we did a diaper commercial, but I don't remember. And then we did the TV show Grace Under Fire, but all I remember is sitting in a schoolroom or running around on-set for a split second. I only remember a second or two—it's kind of a bummer.
When did you decide that acting was definitely the thing you wanted to keep doing with your life?
You know, we just kept acting because it was so natural. Without it, life would feel strange. There were points I wanted to stop acting. We got so busy and didn't get to see our friends a lot, and I was like, "Wow, I'm kind of over this." But then we started really having fun on The Suite Life. We love it there now; it's like family. We have fun every day.
How did you and Dylan decide who was going to play Zack and who was going to play Cody?
Dylan really wanted to be Zack and I didn't care as much. I wanted to play someone who was a huge nerd. In the beginning of the show, Cody was the biggest nerd. I wanted to play someone who wasn't as close to me as Zack was. I'm not as nerdy as Cody, but I am pretty nerdy.
What's the strangest fan encounter you've ever had?
Dylan and I were wrestling on the floor in my dressing room. And I was in mid-punch when this girl walks in and is like, "Hi! Can I have a picture with you?" I was about to punch him, and I said, "Could you just give us a minute?" She came in and sat on the couch and watched the rest of the fight. It was so funny.
Do you currently have a girlfriend?
I don't right now. What I look for is a sense of humor and someone I can sit down and have a conversation with. My last girlfriend was really outgoing.
What subjects do you like in school?
Not French! I just don't understand why you need to have a feminine and masculine version for everything. It's ridiculous!
What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you at school?
I remember my very first day at a new school, a bird pooped all down my back. It was like any other day of school except everyone was like, "Oh my God, you're from the movie Big Daddy," and I had bird poop all over me.
Favorite movie of all time?
Movie you're embarrassed to admit you like?
The Notebook. It's so sad.
So I heard you had some drama on Facebook, right?
Ugh. Facebook. So I get on Facebook and I love it. Then one day I get a message that says, "Your account has been deleted." I click on the link to see why it was deleted and it says, "Your account has been suspended because members are not allowed to impersonate celebrities." I e-mailed them like five times: "Dude, how can you prove that I'm not the real thing?"