Jacob Tremblay tells ‘The Loop’, in an exclusive interview, what it was like starring in Justin Bieber’s ‘Lonely’ music video.
Bieber reveals he teared up the first time he watched Jacob play him.

Jacob Tremblay is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars. The Canadian actor has appeared in an Oscar-nominated film (2015’s Room), box office hits (like Good Boys), and he’s even voicing Flounder in the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid. But most recently, he’s added another once in a lifetime role to his resume — playing Justin Bieber in a Justin Bieber music video — and he exclusively chatted with etalk all about it. “It definitely feels really weird to say it, because it just sounds like it shouldn’t be happening but, I am in a Justin Bieber music video, which is something I would have never seen coming,” Jacob told etalk’s Liz Trinnear, when they chatted over video call (watch above) just hours before the music video for “Lonely” premiered. After JB’s team reached out with the opportunity (“which of course I said yes to”), Bieber hit up Jacob himself to break the ice, since the pair had never met. “I ended up getting a text message from Justin Bieber asking if I had any questions, which I did — I had a lot of questions. So we kind of organized that we would call each other some time, but we didn’t really get an exact time, so he ended up calling me when I was in the grocery store… I was like, to my parents, ‘I have to go outside because Justin Bieber’s calling me.’”


PaperMag.com : We got to know Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay when he rolled himself up in a carpet to escape the eponymous room of 2015’s Room, a film that saw co-star Brie Larson win an Oscar as his resilient mom. Since then he’s proven himself to be a major young Hollywood contender in movies like 2017’s Wonder, where he played Auggie, a fifth grader with a severe facial deformity. This fall Tremblay’s equal parts awkward and hilarious in the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced Good Boys — think Superbad, but middle school. Next up? Flounder in Disney’s big budget live action Little Mermaid reboot. — Katherine Gillespie

What’s the biggest misconception about you?

The biggest misconception about me is that I tweeze my eyebrows. People thought that I was tweezing my eyebrows during the filming of Room, but I have never tweezed my eyebrows and no one has ever tweezed my eyebrows.

What has been your best night out?

My best night out was when I won the Critics’ Choice Award for my performance in Room. I never expected to win when I was so young. It was amazing.

What was the last text you sent?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a SIM card so I can’t text. Hopefully when I turn 13 in October my parents will let me get a phone plan.

What’s something no one knows about you but you wish people did?

I am Canadian, a lot of people assume that I am American, but I am not. I am Canadian through and through.

What was the last song you listened to?

Probably a Queen song. My Spotify playlist is full of Queen right now.

What’s an interview question you never want to be asked again?

The question that I never want to be asked again is “What is your favorite movie?” That question is impossible for me to answer. You need to break it down into genre first. Like, what is my favorite horror movie or what is my favorite drama, you know? I just love movies so much.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing for a career?

Nothing, I’m 12!

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in 2019?

Nothing, I’m 12. Just kidding! I went indoor skydiving in Las Vegas, that was pretty cool.

What’s the most stressful thing about being you?

Balancing my schooling and work schedule is the most stressful thing in my life. Adult actors are so lazy. During their work breaks they just grab a coffee and I have to do math. Just kidding! My costars aren’t lazy.

Do you Google yourself?

No I haven’t, that would be weird, right?

Where do you want to be when the world ends?

That is a depressing question.

What trend that you participated in do you never want to see again?

The floss, the floss is over.

What’s your biggest regret?

I am 12, I have no regrets.