Following his performance in Pixar’s animated film Luca, actor Jack Dylan Grazer recently emerged as bi. The film follows Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay), a sea-monster youngster who can transform into a human on land, and his new buddy Alberto Scofano (Grazer).
The sea creatures are largely based on Italian mythology and folklore, according to filmmaker Enrico Casarosa, and serve as a “symbol for feeling different.” “With a dash of Miyazaki in the mix too,” he said of his work, which he described as an homage to Federico Fellini.
Grazer, who rose to popularity quickly, has already been in big-budget films such as Shazam and It. He has a 4.6 million Instagram following and announced his sexuality via Instagram Live.
“Are you gay?” he was questioned by one of his fans. He replied, “I’m bi,” before yelling, “Silenzio Bruno!” and citing a famous line from his character Luca.
Following the live session, Grazer amended his Instagram bio to include the pronouns “he/they.” The method in which he came out enchanted both his fans and the LGBTQ community.
Luca Guadagnino’s Influence on Jack
Grazer discussed Guadagnino’s homosexual coming-of-age love film, Call Me by Your Name, with USA Today. Grazer fell in love with the film after seeing it in 2017. “I stormed out of the theater and told my mother I wanted to work with that director,” he explained (Guadagnino). ‘Perhaps one day,’ my mother said.
Three years later, Grazer’s ambition came true when he was cast in Guadagnino’s CBS sitcom We Are Who We Are. After reading the coming-of-age narrative set in an Italian military base camp, Grazer’s eyes were awakened to the complexity of masculinity, gender identity, and sexuality.
The show, according to Grazer, “opened up my eyes to question myself.” Being Fraser made me reconsider what I wanted, what I stood for, and what I believed. At times, the show bordered on reality.”
More About Jack Dylan Grazer
Grazer described himself as “not a regular person” in an interview with GQ. “I turned 70 when I was seven!” he exclaimed. I’m not sure how much of a childhood I had.
I, on the other hand, did not want to. I wanted to grow up as quickly as possible.” Before being cast on It at the age of 12, Grazer had been interested in acting since infancy and was enrolled in Adderly School, an acting school in Austin, Texas.
Grazer’s time at school was cut short when he suddenly became famous, yet he still has close ties to the area where his career began. After the film’s release, Grazer came to the school for an Afternoon event with Jack Dylan Grazer. He chatted with Janet Adderley, the school’s founder, who remembered Grazer’s brief stay there. Grazer also accepted questions from the crowd, which was mostly made up of acting students hoping to follow in his footsteps.
During the competition, Grazer was adored and cheered on. He solidified his legacy at the school by establishing the Jack Dylan Grazer Scholarship Fund, which aims to recognize and reward brilliance from Austin’s neglected areas.