Jacob Tremblay is one busy 11-year-old. The Canadian actor was in Toronto to take part in WE Day where he told ET Canada’s Carlos Bustamante all about balancing his life as a regular kid at school and an actor with a sky-rocketing career.
“Math is not my favourite subject but I’m doing okay at it,” Tremblay tells Carlos. Math may not be his favourite subject, but there’s plenty more for him going on at school. “I’m doing good in P.E., staying healthy, social studies is easy, geography – I’ve got that in the bag.”
One thing he certainly has in the bag is his acting career, lining up several high-profile projects since his breakout performance in 2015’s Oscar-nominated “Room”. Next up for Tremblay is the movie “Wonder” with Julia Roberts, in which Tremblay will play a fifth-grader with facial differences, and a role in the rebooted “Predator” franchise.
“It’s cool because there’s so much cool props and you get to see the Predator and it’s really creepy and crazy and cool looking,” he says. While he’s pretty excited about “The Predator”, which is due in theatres next year, it’s his movie, “Wonder”, hitting theatres Nov. 17, that has him a little on edge.
“I’m pretty anxious,” he says of the film, which is based on the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio. “I can’t wait to see the reactions. I think it’s going to be a good movie.”
Though his dream role may in the the “Star Wars” franchise, he’s working on another dream project: his first script.
“I’m also writing a script and I plan on giving it to Amblin,” he says, name-dropping the production company founded by Steven Spielberg and “Star Wars” producers’ Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Despite a love of all-things “Star Wars”, don’t expect his script to be an epic space odyssey.
“I can only tell you two things,” he says, letting Carlos in on his screenwriting plans. “It’s a zombie movie… it takes place in the ’80s.”