The 11-year-old actor stars in Shane Black's sci-fi action flick

By Devan Coggan
September 08, 2018 at 03:03 PM EDT

Jacob Tremblay does his homework, even when it proves… tiresome.

 The 11-year-old actor stopped by People and Entertainment Weekly’s TIFF studio Saturday, where he was asked how he prepared for his role in The Predator. The answer? Going back to the original source material.

“I watched Predator, Predator 2, and Predators,” Tremblay said. “I fell asleep during Predators, but then I watched it again.”

“Not because it was boring!” he added. “Because I was 10!”

Tremblay stars in Shane Black’s action movie alongside Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown, and Trevante Rhodes. The Room star plays a kid who accidentally stumbles upon some Predator technology,

“Wearing the Predator stuff, like the gauntlet and the helmet, I think that was pretty cool,” he says. “I also really liked when we were on the Predator spaceship. The studio, the set that it was on, I thought that was really, really cool.”

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The Predator opens Sept. 14.