A teenage boy who claims he wants to be a professional actor is already on the verge of being one.
Key points:The aspiring actor, from Victoria, says he wants the role of “Boris the Bull” in the filmThe boy was born with Down Syndrome but has since been diagnosed with Asperger’s disorderThe boy said he would love to become an actor but is facing hurdlesThe aspiring actress, who only wants her first name to be used, is currently in Australia’s capital, Canberra.
The 17-year-old said he wanted to be “Borislav” in a film that would be produced by a “talented young man”.
“It’s a very big project and I’m just looking forward to seeing how it all goes,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward (to the role) and I have to admit I have a bit of a bit to do.”
There’s a lot of work to do but I’m going to do it.
“When you have a disability like mine, I’m not quite sure how you’re going to get there.”
It will definitely be a challenge, but I’ve got the potential to do what I want to do.
“Boris was born as Boris and his sister had Down Syndrome, but was diagnosed with the condition when he was a toddler.
Mr Borislav said he was diagnosed in 2011 when he had “the most amazing experience of my life”.”
I think it’s just something that I need to learn about,” he told the ABC.”
The more I learn about it, the more I’m able to accept that and not feel like I’m in a bubble.
“Boris, from the capital city of Melbourne, said he had to overcome his shyness to get into the acting scene.”
My mum and I both struggled with it and I just didn’t really want to go out to the pub and have a go at the bar,” he recalled.”
For me, that was a big barrier.
“But now I think I’m a bit more open about it and it’s good to talk to other people about it.
I think it will help me with everything I do.”
He said his goal was to have a “proper actor” in his life.
“Boris will be able to be my partner, my friend, my mentor, my brother, my best friend, and it will all come down to being able to make him happy,” he added.
“So, I think the more people who know what I’m talking about, the better off I am.”
The film is expected to be released in 2020.
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