Jacob Tremblay’s role in upcoming drama Wonder is already sparking award talk. The talented 11-year-old actor, who made a name for himself in Oscar-nominated film Room, stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, November 14, and revealed filming the emotional movie was “tough.” 

In the film, which is based off R.J. Palacio’s book by the same title, Jacob plays Auggie Pullman, a smart 10-year-old with a congenital facial deformity who has to attend public school for the first time. 

“It was challenging,” Jacob said. “The hardest part was probably the prosthetics. It took two hours every morning.” 

Jacob — who said he binge-watched Stranger Things while in hair and makeup on set — said that he could relate to Auggie. 

“I have kind of been pick on before,” Jacob shared. “Because I’m pretty short for my age.”

The role also marked the first time Jacob met costar Julia Roberts.  

“She’s really nice,” Jacob said of the award-winning actress who plays his mom in the film. “She was also a really good actor and I learned so much by watching her act.” 

Listen to the full interview above and catch Wonder in theaters on Friday, November 17.