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Break Outs: Gregory
Subject: Gregory Smith
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Moment of Arrival: Playing Ephram Brown, the fragile teenager
who confronts his physician dad and pines for the girl next door
in a way that makes millions of viewers of The WB's new hit
Everwood want to give him a hug.
How He Got the Part: The gangly Canadian-born actor admits that
he "didn't do a very good job" on the first audition, but
fortunately, one of the producers remembered him from his work
in the straight-to-video pic The Climb .
How Lucky Charms Helped Him: "When I was, like, 11, I got these
two Leapin' Leprechaun movies and shot them in Romania. I
had never been outside of Vancouver, and that changed my life."
What Fame Has Brought: Endless teasing from Everwood's
bully Chris Pratt, who is Smith's housemate on location in Utah.
"Chris came to work one day and he was like, 'Hey, Greg, guess
what I did last night? I went to TheWb.com and downloaded my own
life-sized Gregory poster.' The crew gave me the hardest time
What Fame Has Not Brought: Fame. "Nobody even recognizes me! But
I'm not complaining. If I ever say 'Don't you know who I am?' I
will promptly quit acting."
What's Next: Peace in the valley for Ephram and Greg.
"This is the longest and hardest I've ever worked in my life. I
just want to chill out!" - Caroline Kepnes