The 16-year-old actor opened up about not looking at all like Leonardo DiCaprio, bonding with other Australians and what’s next. Check it:
On his next project: “I am flying back to Australia. When Paradise Lost pulled the start date in Sydney, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to score a role on a film called Underground. I auditioned for the director in Australia and scored a fantastic role. The film is based on a true story where teenagers hacked into the highest levels of security in the USA and found out information withheld from the public. This is based on a historic and true event.”
On the other Aussies in the industry: “If we were sitting and relaxing on a set together, or I feel I need to ask someone I know for help, I know they would be there for me. Australians are very supportive of each other in this industry.”
On nabbing the role of young Jay Gatsby: “I, visually, on a regular day, don’t think I look like Leo DiCaprio, so for the audition I just did my best to become him using facial and body movements and, of course, with a USA accent. I am extremely grateful to Baz Luhrmann for picking me and to the makeup and wardrobe for their talent—from changing my hair color and eyes (contact lenses), thus the physical changes are me—but with a bit of help to ensure I do, in fact, resemble him on screen as a young man.
Posted to: Callan McAuliffe