Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Untold Story of Trevor Wilson

Gil Kaufman of Billboard, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the video, Jeremy, has published an outstanding biography of the child star, Trevor Wilson, who, by the way, tragically drowned about a year ago at age 36.  Here's a snippet describing the young actor.
Just 12 at the time the video was made, Wilson blew away veteran video director Pellington on his audition tape, despite being sick as a dog on the day he went up against hundreds of fellow kid actors eager to show how they’d tapped into the title character's seething anger and despair. Pellington says he told Wilson to just “look at the camera and don’t say anything” no matter what happened around him. “I just played the song [during the shoot] and you could see something… something changes in the room," the director says of the alchemy he felt watching Wilson channel the title character's desperation.