Making Wimpy, Cool

March 27, 2011 Updated Mar 27, 2011 at 9:28 AM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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March 27, 2011 Updated Mar 27, 2011 at 9:28 AM EDT

The movie that made wimpy, cool is back for the sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules". The movie made its red carpet debut right here in Buffalo at the Tapestry Charter School. The school won a Wimpy Kid contest and was chosen from more than 20,000 entries across the country.

"I'm really excited about that because I like to hear the kids perspective of the movie. I think it's great and better than the first one," actor Zachary Gordon said.

The popularity of these movies grew from the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series by Jeff Kinney. The books are on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Actor Zachary Gordon who plays Greg Heffley and Robert Capron who is in the role of Rowley Jefferson stopped by Channel 7 to talk about what its like to be part of the Wimpy Kid cast.

"It's sometimes challenging to play these roles but I love the experience and it's so much fun...and it's a once in a lifetime chance," Zachary said.

Robert said it was a blast to film.

"It was really fun to film because I had to star a conga line we had to do it around the house like 50 times. W were going around the house and we played a song around the house," Robert said.

Zachary said he spends most of the movie trying to escape the pranks of his older brother actor Devon Bostick. Off set, Zach said he and Devon were like family.

"In between takes we play hide and go seek...we were like brothers off set. We just had chemistry that never faded," Zachary said.

Robert said he faces his own pre-teen problems at school throughout the movie.

"I want kids to relate to this because I know there are kids who experience stuff like this every in middle school like facing bullies," Robert said.

The movie was debuted here in the Queen City so Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown had a big surprise for the boys.

"It was proclaimed "diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" Day here in Buffalo legally so I think that's cool," Robert said.