Maya Rudolph

Poquoson 11-year-old is ready for prime time — live

Poquoson 11-year-old is ready for prime time — live

Sammy Ramirez wants to make one thing clear: He really isn’t very much like Schwartz.

Yes, the 11-year-old from Poquoson is playing the character in Fox’s live presentation of “A Christmas Story,” which will be broadcast on Sunday night. But, no, there are not a lot of similarities between the young actor and the role he is playing.

“He’s a potty-mouth, and I don’t like to curse,” Ramirez said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “He just likes to curse, I guess. But it’s kind of fun because when I’m playing him, I can relieve any anger that I’ve got inside of me.”

Be that as it may, director Scott Ellis said he took one look at Ramirez — and he saw...

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