Earlier this month, we took an early look at Ron’s Gone Wrong and we had the opportunity to ask the sensational cast some questions about the NEW film. Middle school can be tough, and kids want the latest in tech to show their friends they are just as cool as they are. In this exclusive interview, Jack Dylan Grazer (Barney) talks about fritting in.
*See the full transcript below.
RON’S GONE WRONG opens exclusively in theatres on October 22nd!
Barney is a socially awkward schoolboy who receives a robot named Ron — a walking, talking, digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his best friend. Barney is excited to finally have his own robot — until his new toy starts to hilariously malfunction, drawing the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company’s stock price at all costs.
Great. Thank you. This takes us to Jack, from Angela, who’s Queen Bee Latina, “My son, who’s in junior high, absolutely loved this film and found it super relatable. Jack, is there a message? What message do you have for kids that struggle to fit in? I guess, are going through the same sort of things that Barney is going through?
JACK DYLAN GRAZER:
I mean, who am I to give advice? I still don’t fit in. So I think well, firstly, I think the reason
that I said yes, because I wanted to, but I really related to Barney. I had just finished middle
school, which was like the worst time of my entire life. Most awkward stage of my entire life.
And when I found Barney, I was like, Oh my god, yeah, I could pull that off. I did that for
three years. I could do that again for five more years. And I had a blast.
It never ends.
JACK DYLAN GRAZER:
We’re starting the sequel next week, too. So what advice? I guess, just know who you are at
every age and the biggest thing, the most general way to say it is, just incorporate self-love
and know your self-worth. And know your value, know how valuable you are, know how valid
and valued you are. I think that’s super crucial. That’s crucial, especially because I mean, I
think Kylie touched on this, which was like, there’s so many pressures on social media. And
the funny thing about it is that, I know that I grew up with it. 75 year old Zach didn’t. So I
mean, it’s a big part of my life for business and for everything. So the freaky thing about it is
that is advertised as the greatest way of making friends ever. But yet again, it’s the most
toxic playground where you’ll get fed the most judgement you’ll ever see in your life. And it’s
a toxic place to grow up. I think. So, the greatest thing I think is you should know who you
are and stay grounded.
WATCH OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE:
- DIRECTED BY Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine
- WRITTEN BY Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
- PRODUCED BY Julie Lockhart, Lara Breay
- CASTZach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner, Thomas Barbusca