Eighteen-year-old heartthrob Gregg Sulkin gets credit for true grit. The London-born actor had an attack of acute appendicitis on the set of “The Wizards of Waverly Place” two weeks ago, had his appendix out and “by the next Thursday I was back working,” he reports. As he still wasn’t feeling 100 per cent, he allows that he might have gone back a little too fast, but “I’m doing all right.”
There are just three more episodes — ever — to shoot of the popular Disney Channel series on which Sulkin plays Selena Gomez’ werewolf love interest. “Everyone has been putting their minds toward making the last episodes of the show as great as we can make them. When we do the last live audience shows, that will be when it will get emotional, I’m guessing. That’s when the tears will start flowing.”
Sulkin has other irons in the fire, however, including the April 30 installment of “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” “It’s like ‘Twilight Zone,’ but for kids,” he says of the Hub series. His episode of the anthology has him playing one of two brothers in a family in which not everyone quite as they appear to be.
The actor, who starred last year in the television movie of “Avalon High,” also has the big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “Camilla Dickinson.”
“It’s a period piece set in the 1940s, about two kids finding themselves and helping each other grow into adulthood. My character’s parents are alcoholics.” Sulkin doesn’t know what’s happening as far as the film’s release. He does know, “It’s the proudest I’ve ever been of my work.”