Bullied boy with dwarfism scores position in new ‘Mad Max’ film



CNN
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Quaden Bayles, an indigenous Australian boy who gained the help of celebrities and well-wishers across the globe after being bullied due to his incapacity, has landed a job within the new “Mad Max” film.

Oscar-winning director George Miller has solid the now 11-year-old in a small position within the film “Furiosa,” a prequel to his 2015 post-apocalyptic blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Miller revealed in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend journal, printed Saturday, that he was moved to place Bayles on the large display screen after watching the distressing video his mom shared of him in February 2020.

The Queensland boy, born with a kind of dwarfism referred to as achondroplasia, is already scheduled to look alongside Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in Miller’s subsequent movie, “Three Thousand Years of Longing.”

“It was good for us and it was good for him,” Miller instructed the Sydney Morning Herald. “And he did such a good job that he’s got a small role in Furiosa.”

CNN has contacted representatives for Miller and Bayles for additional remark.

Within the 2020 viral video clip, Bayles is proven crying uncontrollably at the back of his mom’s automobile as he asks for a knife to kill himself.

“This is what bullying does,” his mom, Yarraka Bayles, mentioned within the video, livestreamed on Fb to lift consciousness of the affect of bullying. “Can you please educate your children, your families, your friends?”

The video additionally caught the eye of celebrities, together with Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who posted a video message on Twitter telling Bayles: “No matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.”

“Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate,” Jackman mentioned. “Everyone, let’s just please be kind to each other. Bullying is not OK, period.”