6 Minutes With: Robert Capron

As an actor, if you can bring that story to life as well as its full emotional power, you’ve succeeded.
— Robert Capron

Emily Koopman: What have you learned about yourself from being an actor?
Robert Capron: I've learned that there is nothing I like better than a strong story. I always enjoyed reading and now I understand why — to me nothing beats an entertaining story. As an actor, if you can bring that story to life as well as its full emotional power, you've succeeded.

Emily: Do you have a favourite memory from when you were filming the Wimpy Kid movies in Vancouver? Robert: It would probably be when Jeff Kinney and Zach Gordon (Greg) popped out of an elevator right in front of me out of nowhere and threw me to the ground. They were laughing like little kids and it was hilarious.

Emily: How do you prepare yourself for a difficult scene?
Robert: I generally just practice my lines multiple times the night before we film said scene, and kind of pace back and forth practicing the different ways each line can be said. At the same time, I want it to feel natural, so I don't want to overdo it.

Emily: What's been the biggest moment in your career so far?
Robert: In my personal career, probably getting cast in Wimpy Kid. I still consider that to be one of the (if not the) luckiest moments of my life.

Emily: What was your first job? Can you tell us about it?
Robert: My first job was playing the turkey boy in a local theater's adaptation of A Christmas Carol. It was my first real acting job and I loved it.

Emily: Do you have a life motto?
Robert: Not a specific one, but I always just try to have fun. Whether or not that embarrasses my sisters doesn't phase me.

Emily Koopman