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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:

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

  1. heeeeeeyyy you sound just like me

  2. my sister has all the books

  3. im hooked on Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  4. When is the movie coming to England

    • The movie has not been released internationally yet. However, it is now being released in England and Australia at the end of August, 2010, Europe will follow and then the Orient. The movie has been very successful in the United States. The DVD was just released last week.

  5. I saw in a boyslife magnazine you play Toontown. do you really? If so, I play it too. My toon is a brown mouse named Captain Milton Bagelbubble. 110 laff points.

  6. Are u a boy scout?

  7. I love the movie and the books. Im going to have a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Birthday party for sure.

  8. I saw the movie and i loved it. I especially like the part where Fregley chases you around his house with a bugar on his finger. That was hillarious and gross all at once.

  9. cheese eater 2000 // April 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm // Reply

    the books are awesome and the movie rocked the house

  10. i am your biggest fan zach

  11. Nascar4inarowdude // April 8, 2010 at 7:49 am // Reply

    Love the books-lovetheMovie!

  12. Explosion2244 // April 8, 2010 at 6:22 am // Reply

    I’m with Mr.Berenstein!could i have autograph.

  13. Zachary Gordons #1 fan // April 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm // Reply

    Watched the movie it was funny and I loved it!!

  14. The Reader // April 7, 2010 at 7:43 pm // Reply

    I think that it would be pretty cool to meet this guy. He sounds interesting.

  15. darth vader // April 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm // Reply

    I agree compleatly Mr. Bernstein on both

  16. I WANT TO SEE THE MOVIE!

  17. wimpykid123 // April 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm // Reply

    movie was awsome.

  18. GrayWolf ( the warrior ) // April 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm // Reply

    Great!I never really read the book but I read it every time I see it at the bookstore. IT IS GREAT !!! ( good job on getting the part)

  19. i luv ur work!its very fun how do you sign up for that stuff

    • you have to be talented and rich.

      • I get how you have to be talented and all, but you have to be rich? You can’t just go and audition for something? I know it cost a lil bit of money but… you have to be rich?

  20. Love The Books!! Can’t Wait To See The Movie!!!:)

  21. Darth T208 // April 3, 2010 at 7:16 am // Reply

    The movie was great. The books are awsome. I cant wait for the fifth and last book.

  22. The obsever // April 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm // Reply

    That was a good movie but it did not completly follow the original
    storyline that was in the book

  23. ilove the books cant wait to see the movie

  24. good job on the movie. follow your dreams

  25. i know he’s such a talented guy but we could at least thank god for his gift!

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