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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:

163 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

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