Flowers in the Attic, Lifetime's remake of the 1979 novel and a 1987 film, made headlines when it brought in 6.1 million viewers for it's Jan. 18 premiere. This was a record-breaking feat, as the film reaped the best ratings for a Lifetime original picture since the network's version of Steel Magnolia's in Oct. of 2012. And while the racy plot line (Unlike the '80s iteration, this version did not steer away from the story's incest) could have been a contributor to the film's success, it was undoubtably in part due to the fact that the film boasts a killer cast.
Academy Award nominee Ellen Burstyn plays the cold-hearted grandmother, Heather Graham acts as the children's mother, Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka plays the young version of narrator Cathy, and newcomer Mason Dye takes on the role of optimistic and overprotective Christopher. We caught up with Dye a few weeks ago, and while chatting about the film, he divulged an interesting detail, saying:
I can solve a Rubik’s cube in 30 seconds, well 29 — but who’s counting? On set I did that all the time, I’d just whip out my cube and solve it.
Because of this lofty claim, we decided to challenge Dye to solve a Rubik's cube in under 30 seconds on camera. He gladly accepted the challenge, and we filmed the results. Watch the video below to see if he succeeded: