Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, takes some time to answer BSCKids questions about the movie and his acting career. We get some insight into his life outside of acting, his connection to the Wimpy Kid movies, and what show he would like to star on if he had the chance.
11 year-old actor Jason Drucker, received his start in acting 2013 with Nickelodeon’s telenovela “Every Witch Way.” Drucker recurred as Tommy Miller, Daniel’s brother who is the youngest of the Terrible 3 and most hyperactive! The series went on to air for 4 seasons in Latin America.
BSCKids: Jason…tell us a little bit about your character in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”
Jason Drucker: Greg Heffley is an average middle schooler, looking to be popular or to be famous. While trying to achieve the popularity he always finds himself in trouble!
BSCKids: Did you read all of the books prior to auditioning for the movie, and how did the audition go?
Jason Drucker: I did read most of them. My older brother and I were a huge fan of the Wimpy Kid series
BSCKids: How are you like Greg and not like Greg in real life?
Jason Drucker: I’m also in middle school and the middle child of three boys. I can sometimes be “a troublemaker” at home, I would never try to deceive anyone like Greg does.
BSCKids: Have you seen all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies? If you have, besides the ones that you are in, which one was your favorite in the series?
Jason Drucker: I have seen all three movies multiple times. Besides “The Long Haul”, “RODRICK RULES” is probably my favorite, although I like them all.
BSCKids: How was it with a whole new cast, did any of the old cast members reach out to you to give you any advice?
Jason Drucker: Zach called me soon after I found out I booked the part. He was real nice and he reminded me to enjoy the ride but don’t ever change. Which is and always was my motto also. Grayson Russell and Robert Capron reached out to me on social media. The new cast is amazing. We all bonded in a Zombie Escape room. Nothing like being scared with your new movie family
BSCKids: Any behind the scenes bloopers or fun times you can share with us?
Jason Drucker: I was the prankster on and off set. No one was safe around me. Everyday was a full day of work but I made sure I found time to scare/prank anyone in my immediate vicinity.
BSCKids: What do you never leave home without?
Jason Drucker: Oh no……umm…..my phone!
BSCKids: Tell us a bit about your charity work at Free 2 Luv?
Jason Drucker: I am an Ambassador for Free2Luv, an awesome nonprofit that stands up to bullying and spreads kindness. What I like about Free2Luv is how they embrace everyone and let kids know it’s okay to be different.
BSCKids: How has your time on set been? Any funny behind the scenes stories to tell us?
Jason Drucker: Nine weeks on set was a new challenge for me. I didn’t know how much pressure the lead is under during production. I definitely figured it out early on and realized I’m very productive under pressure.
Off set I had a “set teacher” who was amazing. When my teacher had to step away or had an emergency, a few of the production assistants and even the 2nd AD stepped in and helped me with my schoolwork.
BSCKids: If you could guest star on any television show what would it be and why?
Jason Drucker: The Goldberg’s would be fun. We watch it as a family and my mom and dad find it so funny because they lived through it. It would be fun to get that feeling of living in the 80’s
BSCKids: Who have you learned the most from in time working on this movie?
Jason Drucker: I enjoyed working with Alicia and Tom because they are successful, veteran actors that have not let the entertainment industry dictate their lives. They are down to earth and when they are not working they are always with their families. They are very humble people.
I spent a lot of time with Jeff and his family. They are incredible people. I don’t think they even realize that Jeff is a superstar to all of his fans
BSCKids: What have you playing on your iPod recently and what is your current favorite app?
Jason Drucker: Madden mobile and super Mario Run.
BSCKids: Where can we find you on social media?
BSCKids: What advice would you give to kids trying to make it in acting?
Jason Drucker: If it’s acting that you love, be patient. Don’t get into it for the wrong reasons
BSCKids: Why should everyone go out and watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul?
Jason Drucker: Because it’s super funny and I think every family can relate to a road trip that has gone wrong!
Special thanks to Jason Drucker for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk about his work on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.