Jack Dylan Grazer on his Luca character Alberto: ‘He always rushes headfirst into everything like me’

Written by Kshitij Rawat
| New Delhi |

June 17, 2021 10:58:15 am

Alberto (right) and Luca (left) in Pixar's latest feature Luca. And that’s how I kind of am,” he adds with a laugh.  

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Lovingly animated with stunning visuals, Luca has well-drawn characters and an interesting story that does not overstay its welcome. For many, all that fame and celebrity come with a price. “I think kind of impulsively and I don’t think things through enough sometimes. But I signed up for it and I’m willing to take on the responsibility. We’re similar in that Silencio Bruno aspect, which is like ‘Don’t think about it too long or else you’re gonna regret it’. If I could do a billion indie movies and never get famous, I would be the happiest man alive. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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To voice Alberto, Grazer drew on his own similarity with the character. You know what I mean? He is easily one of the most popular and in-demand young actors in the world. He has been a part of Stephen King’s It duology, DC’s Shazam franchise, and now Pixar’s Luca. And that’s what I love to do, man. In sharp contrast to the titular Luca, who is curious but hesitant about the human world above the surface owing to the warnings drilled into him by his parents, Alberto lives on the surface and has a veritable treasure trove of stolen everyday human objects that he finds fascinating. And that party pooper has to be silenced. “I don’t have much room to make public mistakes. At the end of the day, it’s not about fame or fortune, it’s about just being able to act. I just love acting.”https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Luca, directed by Enrico Casarosa, is a tale of two young boys set in a scenic, sunny town called Portorosso on the Italian Riviera. Which is also, you know, could be my downfall at times. “I have to remind myself that I can’t really do or say anything, you know,” Grazer told Indianexpress.com in an interview. (Photo: Walt Disney Studios
Actor Jack Dylan Grazer is not 18 yet, and already has an enviable Hollywood career. But even a smidgen of contact with water reveals their true form, and residents of the town both fear and loathe sea monsters, brandishing their metaphorical pitchforks at the mere mention. “He always rushes headfirst into everything and that’s how I am actually,” he says. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Grazer’s character in the film, Alberto Scorfano, is among the two disguised sea monsters. Alberto works on the concept of Silencio Bruno (or ‘Quiet, Bruno’ in English), in which ‘Bruno’ is the naysayer that lives in our minds and warns against doing outrageous acts. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. The twist is that the boys are secretly sea monsters disguised as humans wanting to blend in.