There have been so many amazing moments that we can’t wait to relive on the WE Day broadcast on August 28, and Jacob Tremblay speaking on stage is DEFINITELY on the list!
Jacob has had quite the amazing year, from attending award season like a total champ to meeting his fave Star Wars characters IRL. It’s safe to say that this 9 year-old is just as funny (have you checked out his Insta?!) and kind as he is talented.
WE had the pleasure of chatting with him backstage, hearing his take on why he’s excited to be at WE Day, learning the ins-and-outs of board game rules, and following your dreams as a young person.
WE Day is all about young people coming together because they are passionate about changing the world. Is there anything that you are passionate about, in terms of causes?
I think you have to make sure to treat people the way you want to be treated, because if you don’t, they are just going to treat you the way you treat them. I never cheat in board games, sports or things like that. Make sure you are always forgiving and honest with people and help other people if they need help.
I think those are amazing. Especially the board game rule – when people cheat at board games, it’s easy to get upset.
Yeah, but even if someone is cheating, you shouldn’t quit. It just matters if you’re having fun. If someone doesn’t want to have fun and bothers you, just ignore them.
Totally agree. So, you have obviously followed you passion and your dreams. Would you have any advice for other kids with a dream or a passion to follow their dreams?
You have to practice a lot. Even if it is hard work, you have to practice a lot. Because then you get so good. Say for instance, a hockey or soccer player or a football player or basketball player; you have to practice a lot to make sure your country, city or state can be proud of you. At the Olympics, those guys practice for years and then it’s all worth it because you can go out there on the ice, or the field or the court and play ball! You do a good job. If you want to be an actor, it’s basically the same thing. You have to memorize your lines! They ask you, ‘Do you want to do it again? ‘Is it okay?’ Don’t nervous or shy to say if it’s okay, because if you made a mistake you can say, ‘Well we can try it again,’ and they will get the perfect scene!
Thank you Jacob for this awesome interview! Make sure to catch him on the WE Day broadcast on August 28, 7/6 on ABC!