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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. You are an amazing actor Zach I am the greatest fan of the Diary of a Wimpy kid books

  2. pokemon arceus // March 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm // Reply

    do you like pokemon?

  3. i have read all of the books and i saw the movie and liked it.

  4. yo i lo ve the movie and reread the books several times and they never get old.

  5. jake m. guy // March 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm // Reply

    i havent seen the movie yet but i cant wait to see the secret freckle.

  6. The books are awesome and you did a great job in the movie

  7. Do you like poptropica? jeff kinney created that too. I have also met jeff kinney

  8. I saw the movie and u were spectacular and I feel sorry for Rowley for eating the cheese u were a good friend.

  9. Gavin cool drummer // March 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm // Reply

    Wow! the acter sond’s like he rock’s!!!!!!!

  10. how old are you Zachary,do you have a ds.

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