Who Plays Olly In 'Everything, Everything'? Nick Robinson Has An Impressive Resume
It's a really good time for fans of young adult novels, which are being adapted in Hollywood left and right. The latest of these is Everything, Everything, adapted from a 2015 YA novel of the same name, which comes out in theaters May 19. The sweet, exciting movie is a love story between an 18-year-old girl named Madeline, who has lived her whole life in her house because she has an autoimmunity disorder, and a boy named Olly, who encourages her to embrace life. Amandla Stenberg, who plays Madeline and was Rue in The Hunger Games, is an established teen icon, and the actor who plays Olly in Everything, Everything, Nick Robinson, is also quickly becoming a teen power player.
22-year-old Robinson may have likely caught your eye for the first time two summers ago, when he played the older brother character, Zach, in a little old movie you might have heard of called Jurassic World. Yep, by the time the actor was 20, he was starring opposite big time names such as Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and the famed Velociraptors and Pteranodons of your childhood nightmares.
But indie movie fans or regular ABC Family audiences may already be familiar with Robinson from some of his earlier work as well, before he ventured into that ill-fated dino theme park. In 2013, he starred in the small but fairly well-received The Kings of Summer, a sweet indie flick about some teen boys that spend their summer living in the woods in a house they built themselves. And from 2010 to 2015, Robinson starred on the show Melissa and Joey as Melissa's teenage nephew Ryder.
Robinson seems to have taken to the newfound fame of some of his bigger roles pretty well so far, telling Hollywood Life in 2015 that, even despite the occasional awkward TSA patdown from someone who recognizes his work, “People have been really cool and really supportive and they’ve gotten really creative, too. I’ve gotten some really cool letters and gifts and stuff that have come in.” It looks like he's been embracing his fans and trying to appreciate his fame. That makes sense, considering he told Entertainment Weekly back in 2015 that he connected with Jurassic World costar Pratt and admires him a lot: "If I could have a piece, just a piece, of Chris Pratt’s world view, I think if everybody could, the world would be a much happier place. He is a good human."
Now Robinson is poised to be an ever bigger name in Hollywood, as Everything, Everything builds buzz and he and Stenberg knock it out of the park with awesome press interviews, like the one at Refinery29 where he admits just how much he loves sausage-egg McMuffins. May you always have McMuffins within reach on your ascent to stardom, Robinson.