Boy who was horribly bullied has a 'big' project coming up after starring in Chris Hemsworth movie
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Quaden Bayles went viral after his mother captured a distressing video of him crying following a tough day at school.
In the video, his mother, Yarraka, informs viewers that her son is picked on for his size.
"I've just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people to know — parents, educators, teachers — this is the effect that bullying has," Yarraka said as Quaden cried.
She added: “So, can you please educate your children, your families, your friends, because all it take is for one more incident and you wonder why kids are killing themselves.”
The video caught the heart of a nation, with many rallying behind the child and his mother.
Among his supporters was Mad Max director George Miller, who had hand-picked Quaden to appear in his film Three Thousand Years of Longing, which was released last year.
And the director was so impressed by the child’s acting skill that he also cast Quaden in Furiosa, the sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, alongside Hemsworth.
The director told the Sydney Morning Herald: "It was good for us and it was good for him. And he did such a good job that he’s got a small role in Furiosa.”
Miller also admitted to the outlet that he was outraged by News Corp columnist Miranda Devine, who suggested that Yarraka coached her son to shed some fake tears in an effort to go viral.
“I thought, ‘What the hell would she know about that?’" he said.
“That really fired me up.”
But when it rains, it pours, as Quaden recently revealed after finishing up Furiosa, he has since landed two major projects.
One of which is another film role.
While he couldn’t say exactly what these secret projects were, the 11-year-old boy told NITV: “I am filming a little something, something going on. I can't say.
“I've been working on some music, making some beats at school. I'm going in the studio and doing some mad raps with my friends.
He added: “I want to start learn how to rap, start freestyling.
“Mad Max, that's finished. I've got something coming, so stayed tuned. I've got a big surprise.”