Jack Dylan Grazer Says He's NOT A Good Actor & Talks Mean Extras On Set
"They would be like, 'How is it like up there, stupidhead? [...] Like, the extras were kind of a little bit mean." Jack Dylan Grazer says.
21 January 2021 by Fonticha Tran
On January 21, Jack Dylan Grazer reacts to his movie scenes in an interview with Esquire, where he also talks about "mean" extras on set, his screaming scenes from IT, and his (according to him) cringey "mouth acting" technique!
Fans will remember Jack's character, Eddie Kaspbrak on IT and his high-pitched screams, but Jack doesn't recall the memory as embarrassing as it was his "first big [movie] break".
I "I don't know. I'm not embarrassed, really, because that was my first big break. I was the rapscallion on set."
However, he admits that he did have some concerns initially with the iconic "gazebo" line in the IT movie.
For context, the scene starts with Eddie's mother giving Eddie his "medicine" to which Eddie angrily accuses as placebos, saying "Do you know what these are? They're gazebos. They're bulls***".
Jack then reveals that the actual word in the script was the correct word, "placebos" but the director had wanted him to say "gazebos". Jack was against this at first because the scene was supposed to be "serious" as it was his character's first time standing up to his mother.
I "It's funny because the line written was, 'They're placebos'. The director, Andy, wanted me to say, 'They're gazebos' but I was like, 'No, this is my serious scene. This is my emotional scene. I don't want it to be funny'. But then that's the most iconic line in the movie now."
Next, Jack reacts to a deleted scene in Shazam! where his character, Freddy Freeman" is hanging on a locker by his underwear surrounded by laughing classmates.
Jack explains that he was definitely embarrassed in this scene, especially as the extras acting as his "classmates" weren't exactly nice.
I "It was pretty embarrassing between takes when all the people would be like, 'Are you comfortable up there?'. Like, the extras were kind of a little bit mean. A little bit."
I "They would be like, 'How is it like up there, stupidhead?' I'd be like, 'What are you talking about, you're probably gonna get cut out anyway.' But, I didn't say that."
Meanwhile, Jack continues to cringe several times while rewatching his scenes at the way he "accentuates" his mouth to portray an emotion.
I "I don't like that I do with my mouth all the time. I was big on the nostril and mouth accentuation."
I "Okay, first of all, notice how I'm not a good actor. [Mimics mouth accentuation]. I hate that, I hate that. That's like... oh my god, this is torture."
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to release on 2 June 2023.
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