Inspiring Message for Young Girls from the Star of "Annie"

Quvenzhane Wallis discusses her new film and going for her dreams.
3:07 | 12/20/14

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Transcript for Inspiring Message for Young Girls from the Star of "Annie"
person of the week. Where did we meet up with her? New York's famed fao Schwartz, but she's only in the sixth grade. Who is our person of the week? One very talented 11-year-old. Christmas is right around the corner, and at one of the most famous toy stores in the world. A one of a kind name for a one of a kind girl. How many people mess it up? Just about everyone. How old were you in the last big movie? Five when I auditioned, six when I filmed, and nine when I got the nomination. For "Beasts of the southern wild." I'm the man! Now she's Annie. You be one stair ahead of me. And now we're the same height. Eye to eye with the star, who is still in the sixth grade, after all. Toys are on her Christmas list. Her technique, rivaling mine. You're only in the sixth grade. Yes. And she got the call for Ann Annie. Had you watched it as a little girl? Well, I'm still a little girl. Well you seem so grown up to me. Thank you. You're welcome. You will be the face of Annie for this generation of kids. What are you hearing from other little girls? It's awesome. It sends a message that it's not always family that you have to love. It can be your friends. And her mom, a former teacher, watching our interview there. Will there be homework today? Yes. And we found time to relive one other iconic movie. Sorry, I just messed up your song. Some of these, you have to stomp on them. Almost. We got there. Before her homework, a lesson for so many other little girls. Be confident. If you go for something and there's something in your way, just go around it and find your way back. Trust me, you'll get there. And so we choose the new Annie. I'll see you on "20/20" later, and hopefully right back here Monday night. Good night.

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