'Hostages' Mateus Ward wants to direct after he's done with algebra

Like so many actors, Mateus Ward wants to direct.Unlike most, though, the 14-year-old Mateus must devote time to algebra.He plays Jake Sanders, 15, on CBS' Monday drama, "Hostages.""I really want to be a director, a lot," he tells Zap2it. "I want to act for a lot longer. We get a different director every episode. Each one has been so inspiring, and I see things differently now. It is really cool to see different points of view."Jake is the younger child of a thoracic surgeon who was supposed to kill the president during surgery. She refused, and her family is being held hostage until she does. Jake, his sister and father harbor secrets; Jake's is he was dealing drugs."Jake is the not-so-innocent son of Toni Collette and Tate Donovan," Mateus says. "I love the character for how flawed he is and very complex. He is put in this situation where he is a victim, and all...



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