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Hear from Zachary Gordon, the real-life Wimpy Kid

Zachary Gordon steps onto the big screen this month as Greg Heffley, the not-so-tough main character in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” based on the best-selling books by Jeff Kinney. An unabashed fan of the Wimpy Kid books, Zachary considers Greg his dream role. That doesn’t mean working on the film was easy.

Boys’ Life caught up with Zachary last September on the Wimpy Kid set in Vancouver, B.C. See Zachary’s own diary (illustrated Wimpy Kid-style by Jeff Kinney) in the April 2010 issue of BL, and listen to exclusive excerpts by clicking on the audio players below.

Zachary on auditioning to play Greg Heffley:

Zachary on his first day on set:

Zachary on the challenges of acting:

Zachary on staying focused while acting:

Zachary on hanging out with friends:

Zachary on his future plans:

162 Comments on Hear from Zachary Gordon, the real-life Wimpy Kid

  1. His voice was adorable back then.


  3. Hi Zach I am a big fan I hope you are in the next Diary of a wimpy kid movie and keep acting you are one of the best young actors ever

  4. wimpykidrocks // January 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm // Reply

    hi zach i am from ireland and i have got 7 of your books and all the movies and i want to be just like you and robert and are you going to make a fourth movie i really liked the other 1s and what is it like in vancover he robert you rock to you guys GUYS RULE!!!!!!!!

  5. You’re the best kid actor i’ve ever seen. I hope u continue making these movies because i find myself watching it over several times!

  6. Hey Zach i enjoy all the wimpy kid movies is dog days the last one in the series in the wimpy kid series or all you going through highschool


  8. ZACH YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. movie star wana be // February 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm // Reply

    Whats your favorite part of playing gil on bubble guppies?

  10. Zach your so cool

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