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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:

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

  1. Thats cool. . .I love the books they’re awesome!

  2. YOU ROCK!!

  3. Hi I like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid too.Once I would read one I could not stop.I would like to meet you and Jeff Kenny

  4. darth vader // March 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm // Reply

    I’ve read the books but a movie seems a bit much.
    the main reson the books are so good is because theare
    is no clear-cut picture of who the person is like,
    it gives you room to imageine


  6. You are a lot like me! I just got the new magazine and read everything. I hope you have fun on set everyday! P.S. Can i have your autograph?

  7. hey Zachary im Cameron im a big fan of your books my friends at school love you to. i live in vancouver wa ive always wanted to meet someone like you. i have a question how old are you. im 9

  8. I love all the books too. I`ve read all of them and i wish i was staring in the movie

  9. Explosion2244 // March 20, 2010 at 10:39 am // Reply

    Zachary Gordon rocks!!!

  10. crazypenguin9013 // March 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm // Reply

    I can’t wait for the movie ether

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