Amid the film crew, cameras and a chance to show off his skateboarding skills, Presley Huska's favourite moment was a hug from his mother.
OK, it wasn't his real mom, the six-year-old admitted. It was a very nice actress. Huska and fellow Squamish resident Jackson Goldstone, 9, both star in the upcoming Procter and Gamble commercial for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Neither Squamish Elementary School student knew the other was chosen for the production until they met in the dressing room.
“It was pretty funny,” said Presley's real mom, Regan Huska.
Both boys are represented by sport talent agencies. Jackson caught the spotlight with his mountain biking skills when he was still in kindergarten. He's featured in a slew of biking videos and his name is splashed across various sponsored mountain biking teams' websites.
For Presley, the Sochi ad marks his acting debut. Like Jackson, Presley has a passion for sport — his arena is in the skate park. Presley started skating when he was two years old. Last summer, he toured the Lower Mainland's 19th Bowl Series and Hippie Mike's Tour de Surrey, beating out competitors twice his size.
Last year, Presley met skating legend Tony Hawk. He's also set to be featured in a flick starring the Santa Cruz Skateboards team and Creature pro team.
“He has really had some neat experiences,” Regan said.
Although acting was new to the young skater, he seemed to take to it, Regan said. Presley plays a younger version of U.S. Olympic snowboarder Seth Wescott. Jackson represented alpine skier Bode Miller.
While Presley said he enjoyed being a part of the commercial, he's focused on skateboarding. Next on his to-do-list is learning to kick flip.
“I can do a pop shove-it,” Presley noted.