Jacob Tremblay on ‘Good Boys’ and Filming the Movie at His Actual School

     August 23, 2019

With directors Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky’s extremely funny R-rated comedy,  Good Boys, now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with Jacob Tremblay for an exclusive interview. If you haven’t seen the trailers, Good Boys is about a group of 12-year-old friends (Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith Williams) who accidentally destroy the drone belonging to Tremblay’s dad (Will Forte) and get wrapped up in a string of misadventures as they try to replace it before Max’s dad gets home. While I don’t want to spoil all the crazy stuff that happens in the movie, I promise you Good Boys will make you laugh like a crazy person. Absolutely recommended. For more on the film, you can read Eric Vespe’s review.


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During the interview, Jacob Tremblay talked about filming the movie at his actual school in Vancouver, memorable moments from filming, how he learns his lines, the way he likes to work on set, what he’s learned about making movies over the past few years, what was his hardest part of making the movie, and a lot more.

Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about and the official synopsis.

Jacob Tremblay:

  • What was it like reading the script for the first time?
  • How does he like to get ready for a role?
  • How he’s learned a lot more about improvising.
  • How does he like to work on set?
  • Memorable moments from filming.
  • Do the long hours ever get to him?
  • How do you like to learn your lines?
  • What’s been the toughest role to prepare for?
  • How he filmed the movie at his actual school.
  • What is his favorite part of living in Vancouver and what does he like about L.A.?
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    Image via Universal Pictures

    What’s coming up?

  • What was the hardest part of filming Good Boys?

Here’s the official synopsis for Good Boys:

Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys.

After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.

But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).



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