Even though Charlie Wright took on the role of Roderick in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, he didn’t get the best reception from the fans. Fans were left outraged at the casting of Wright to play Roderick Heffley, Greg’s lazy and aggressive older brother. Given that the book series has secured a cult status amongst its fans, casting someone that the fans didn’t like proved to be quite a gamble. The movie was battered by both fans and critics alike, not just due to its casting but also due to the overall story and direction of the movie. In this article, we will take a closer look at one of the most controversial castings in the movie, Charlie Wright.
Born in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 1999, Charlie Wright is an up-and-coming actor who is yet to taste professional success. Little is known about him save the fact that he was born to Richard Wright and Florence Deprez. The 23-year-old shares a mixed ancestry, British, Spanish, Swedish, French, and Japanese. Born and raised in Britain, little is known about Charlie’s early life. It remains to be known if he has some sort of theatrical or acting background. Similarly, details on his education have never been revealed to the media.
Charlie comes from a family of actors. Both of his cousins, Dylan Penn & Hopper Penn, are up-and-coming actors in Hollywood, while his Aunt, Robin Wright, is best known for her role in Forrest Gump.
Charlie’s first credited role was in the 2013 movie, Aryl & Ybur. He made a guest appearance in TV series The Millers in 2014 and received his next role in 2016 in the movie, Better Things. In 2017, Charlie made appearances in two movies, Indrid Goes West and Diary of the Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. While Charlie had moderate success in his roles in Better Things and Indigo Goes West, his work in Diary of the Wimpy Kid was nothing sort of disaster.
When the trailer was first released for the newest installment of Diary of the Wimpy Kid, fans were left disappointed at the casting of Roderick. The role was previously portrayed by Devon Bostick who had done a killer job at it. However, when fans came to know that Charlie Wright was playing the role of Roderick, they couldn’t be more disappointed. Hashtags like ‘#NOTMYRODERICK”, were trending on Twitter and fans made sure to not hold back. Even though the director proceeded with Charlie in the role of Roderick, the movie did little in terms of redeeming its decision. It opened to a lukewarm reaction with an 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. Since his time in Diary of the Wimpy Kid, Charlie has been rarely seen on movie screens. In 2021, he joined the cast of the survival drama series Yellowjackets as Kevyn.
Charlie Wright’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million. His main source of income is acting, where he earns a good amount from his career.
Personal life & relationship
Little is known about Charlie’s personal life and his relationship status. The star often shies away from interviews and prefers to keep his cards closer to his chest. Up until now, Charlie is not known to be dating anyone.