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Meet 'Prisoners' Star Kyla-Drew Simmons

September 20th, 2013 5:14pm EDT | Brittany Frederick By: Brittany Frederick

Kyla-Drew Simmons

If you're going to the new Hugh Jackman flick Prisoners today, you'll be seeing young actress Kyla-Drew Simmons. She plays Joy Birch, the daughter of Franklin Birch (Terrence Howard) and Eliza Birch (Zoe Borde), who is abducted on Thanksgiving along with her best friend Anna Dover (Erin Gerasimovich). BFTV snagged a few minutes with Kyla-Drew recently to talk about her pivotal role in a big movie.

"It was great," she told us of the experience. "My favorite part was getting to meet the cast and crew - getting to meet the big, big stars." Aside from Jackman and Howard, Prisoners also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (The Help), Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (Olympus Has Fallen), and Maria Bello (FOX's Touch).

If you somehow haven't yet heard of Prisoners, check out the trailer from the Toronto International Film Festival.