Devon Bostick Confesses He Was A 'Wimpy Kid'

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Devon Bostick plays Rodrick, the much cooler older brother of Greg (a.k.a. the wimpy kid) in the movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on a uber-popular book series of the same name. But in real-life, 18-year-old Devon tells JSYK his middle school experience was not that different from Greg's.

"Grade seven was hard for me, I was kind of like the wimpy kid," Devon says. "I was very awkward, but by grade eight, it started to get better. I think middle school is tough for everyone," Devon says. "It's such a weird, awkward phase in your life. I think that's why this book and this movie work so well... everyone can relate to it."

In the film's trailer, Devon's character basically tells Greg that he's going to die during his first day of middle school. We're happy to report that the Canadian funny guy and former Degrassi actor is much nicer than his character. He began acting in the fifth grade and has had a steady stream of TV and movie gigs ever since. And he also dabbles in screenwriting and directing.

I love writing," Devon says. "Me and my brother, we write together. We just finished a script, like a hundred pages. My interests are very based around this industry. Even when I was younger I would make home videos with my friends."

Keep reading to check out the trailer for 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' which opens in theaters on Friday March 19. Click here for more Wimpy Kid movie info.



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On The Phone With Devon Bostick

In the movie, Devon's character Rodrick basically tells his little brother that he will die on his first day of middle school. In real life, was Devon nicer to his own little brother when it came time for brother-to-brother advice?

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Devon says he was a 'wimpy kid' in middle school. Do we believe him?

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Devon hadn't read the book series before getting the part, but he made sure to pick up some of the books as soon as he found out he would be playing Rodrick.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Fun fact: Devon wasn't offered the part of Rodrick straight away - he had to wait until the 'wimpy kid' was cast because Devon had to look like his older brother!

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

LOL.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

What a charming guy.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Every 'Wimpy Kid' fan we've talked to has expressed a desire for the movie to reflect the books 100%. Here's what Devon has to say about that.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

We're not sure how he could stop reading the books, but he does have a point.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Who knew Devon was close buddies with Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev?

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

Devon and Nina have filmed a movie and a TV series together.

On The Phone With Devon Bostick

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