If you’ve been on the internet for a few years, you may remember the story of Quaden Bayles. Three years ago, the child went viral after his mom shared videos of him talking about being bullied for his dwarfism.
He won the hearts of the world with his heartbreaking story, and since then, it seems life has really turned around for Quaden!
He’s become a mega-star and viral influencer, with over 270,000 Instagram followers. But Quaden’s latest career move might be his biggest leap into superstardom yet!
Many celebrities rallied around Quaden after his heartbreaking videos went viral. But Oscar-winning filmmaker George Miller has gone the extra mile! Miller has cast Quaden in his latest potential blockbuster, Furiosa, the fifth film in the Mad Max franchise.
Furiosa will tell the backstory of Fury Road’s Furiosa, originally palyed by Charlize Theron. In this movie, she’ll be portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy. Furiosa will also star Chris Hemsworth, and now, none other than Quaden Bayles!
The movie is set to be released in 2024.
“Can’t wait to watch on the big screen next year,” Quaden told his 273,000 Instagram followers on Monday.
And it seems as though people are excited!
“Going to be an epic film my bro, you absolutely rocked your role,” one wrote.
Another added: “Congrats Quaden. You are such a wonderful young man. Can’t wait to see this myself.”
The movie was filmed in New South Wales, Australia, and wrapped last September. But you may be surprised to know that this wasn’t actually Bayles’s first foray onto the big screen. He also worked as an extra alongside Hollywood heavyweights Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in Miller’s most recent film Three Thousand Years of Longing.
“I love acting, I want to do heaps,” Quaden has told NITV News.
“I can’t believe I’m in Mad Max. I never knew what it was, my brother was the one who showed me what it was and it blew my eyes. I was like ‘wow that’s crazy,’ and I love working with George Miller. It’s a really great job for me because of what I’ve been through.“
“Like everyone else, I saw the footage that his mother put up. I was incredibly moved by it,” Miller said.
“And I thought, ”If one good thing can happen out of bullying”… and we offered him a little part in the movie. He’s wonderful to work with. It was good for us and it was good for him. And he did such a good job that’s he’s got a small role in Furiosa.”
Are you excited for this movie’s release?