QUEENSLAND, Aus (WDHN) — UPLIFTING: After an upsetting video, a young boy with dwarfism caught the attention of Hollywood A-Listers, and joins their ranks in “Mad Max”.
Quaden Bayles, 11, of Queensland Australia, who won the world’s love after a distressing video online, is set to star in two A-List Hollywood films. Bayles was born with a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia.
After a 2020 web video posted by his mother, that showed Bayles uncontrollably crying and asking for a knife to kill himself, celebrities around the world showed their love for the young Australian.
The video caught the attention of famed Oscar-winning director and Australian native, George Miller, known for his extremely successful “Mad Max” films.
Miller said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend magazine that he was moved by Bayles video. Miller reportedly first cast Bayles in his recently released film “A Thousand Years of Longing” alongside Marvel stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.
The next film Bayles is set to star in is “Furiosa”, which is the newest installment of Miller’s “Mad Max” Franchise. The story is a prequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road”
“It was good for us and it was good for him,” Miller told the Sydney Morning Herald. “And he did such a good job that he’s got a small role in Furiosa.”