Jacob Tremblay in Star Wars: Episode IX? Superfan Star Says He Lobbied Director for a Part
The Room star shares which roles he'd like to play in Star Wars: Episode IX
Will Jacob Tremblay be bringing his charm to a galaxy far, far away?
The 9-year-old actor is a huge Star Wars fan: He named his new puppy Rey (after Daisy Ridley’s character in The Force Awakens), keeps his Critics’ Choice Awards next to his Millennium Falcon, and even had a lightsaber battle at the Golden Globes.
So, working with Colin Trevorrow, the director of Star Wars: Episode IX, on The Book of Henry, gave him an opportunity to ask a very important question: Can he be in Star Wars?
“I asked if I could be a Baby Ewok, Baby Chewbacca, [or] a flashback of someone,” Tremblay told PEOPLE at an event in New York.
And here’s hoping Tremblay gets his wish: “He [Trevorrow] said that he’ll try to get me a part.”
On Thursday, the Room star visited the Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square, New York, to support the candy manufacturer’s new “Hello Happy Moments” campaign, which is aimed at encouraging people to find joy in every moment.
For Tremblay, he says he’s happiest when he’s with the people closest to him to him and when he’s busy.
“My happiest moments are when I’m with my family and when I go to the park at school with my friends,” he says. “I like spending time with cousins.”
He continued, “I like going fun places like here In New York, to California, to Japan, and especially places like here at the Hershey Store. I just like spending time doing stuff so I don’t get bored.”