Jack Dylan Grazer has been spending a lot of time at his computer during the pandemic. And it’s not just to Zoom with friends or for school.
“I’ve written a few scripts, and I’m really proud of them,” the 17-year-old star of Luca Guadagnino’s HBO series “We Are Who We Are” tells Variety. Four of the scripts are for a television series, two are movie scripts and another is a three-pager for a short film. “They’re all dramas,” Grazer says. “I’m not good at writing comedy.”
He isn’t looking to actually be in the projects. “I don’t want to star in them,” says Grazer, who does appear in the California Milk Processor Board’s new #SkateToDonate campaign for Bones Love Milk benefiting Feeding America. “But I probably do want to end up directing them.”
Perhaps Martin Scorsese will give him some pointers. Grazer, who also starred in the the last two “It” movies as well as “Shazam!,” met the director when he came to the set of “We Are Who We Are” to visit his daughter, series co-star Francesca Scorsese. “I didn’t want to ask for his number, but I did get a picture with him. That is the greatest picture on my phone,” Grazer says. “And then I had a lunch with him because Francesca and I are so close. I was so starstruck, and Luca was even more starstruck.”
There’s no official greenlight for a second season of “We Are Who We Are,” but Guadagnino has said in interviews that he already has the season well mapped out.
“I gained a lot of enlightenment,” Grazer says of playing Fraser. “I don’t want to say I was close-minded before. I definitely wasn’t, but I wasn’t fully enlightened until after I worked on the show about how there’s much diversity among people. And then to live as someone who’s in this state of self-inquiry, I don’t know if it was coincidental like my hormones matched up with Frazer’s at that moment, but his questioning started to raise questions in me. It was like I was processing all of his stuff and my stuff all at the same time.”