Quaden Bayles walks his first red carpet after landing movie role

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By stefan armitage

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Quaden Bayles is proving his doubters wrong and having the last laugh over his bullies.

The 11-year-old Indigenous Australian boy famously went viral back in February of 2020 after his mom, Yarraka Bayles, shared a video of her son looking distraught.

In the clip, the devastated mom told viewers, "This is what bullying does," as an inconsolable Quaden said that he wanted to end his own life.

However, the response to the video was overwhelming, with celebrities like Brad Williams, Cardi B, and Hugh Jackman all speaking out in defense of young Quaden.

Not only that, but the Daily Mail has also reported how the youngster was also cast in a small role in George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing.

The Hollywood movie stars big names such as Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, but young Quaden also made a big impact when he walked the red carpet at the film's premiere in Sydney on Sunday.

Wearing a very smart Calvin Klein suit, Quaden was happy to pose for photos and take interviews as he opened up about his journey to the big screen.

Speaking to NITV News at the glamorous event, Bayles revealed he had "lots of fun" working on the movie, noting that he especially enjoyed wearing "different types of costumes" and brandishing a sword for his role.

"It was really great," he said.

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Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba in Three Thousand Years of Longing. Credit: Album / Alamy

And the young boy's acting career is expected to go from strength to strength as he has also been cast by Oscar-winning director George Miller in the latter's upcoming Mad Max sequel, Furiosa.

Speaking of his experience working on the long-awaited movie, Bayles said: "I can't believe I'm in Mad Max. I never knew what it was and then my brother was the one that showed me, that watch it, and it blew my eyes. And I was like, 'Wow, that's crazy.'"

"And I love working with George Miller and it's a really great film," he added.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine, Miller spoke about why he offered Bayles a role in the movie, saying: "It was good for us and it was good for him."

The director added that the youngster "did such a good job" in his role.

And in an interview with NITV News, Miller recalled the moment he watched Bayles in the heartbreaking viral video.

"Like everyone else, I saw the footage that his mother Yarraka put up. I was incredibly moved by it," he 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."

In some very high praise, Miller even described Bayles as being "very film savvy".

Revealing his aspirations to continue working in the movie industry, Bayles told NITV News: "I love acting" and that he wants "to do heaps" more in the future.

Three Thousand Years of Longing hits movie theaters on September 2.

Featured image credit: Facebook/Yarraka Bayles

Quaden Bayles walks his first red carpet after landing movie role

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Quaden Bayles is proving his doubters wrong and having the last laugh over his bullies.

The 11-year-old Indigenous Australian boy famously went viral back in February of 2020 after his mom, Yarraka Bayles, shared a video of her son looking distraught.

In the clip, the devastated mom told viewers, "This is what bullying does," as an inconsolable Quaden said that he wanted to end his own life.

However, the response to the video was overwhelming, with celebrities like Brad Williams, Cardi B, and Hugh Jackman all speaking out in defense of young Quaden.

Not only that, but the Daily Mail has also reported how the youngster was also cast in a small role in George Miller's Three Thousand Years of Longing.

The Hollywood movie stars big names such as Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, but young Quaden also made a big impact when he walked the red carpet at the film's premiere in Sydney on Sunday.

Wearing a very smart Calvin Klein suit, Quaden was happy to pose for photos and take interviews as he opened up about his journey to the big screen.

Speaking to NITV News at the glamorous event, Bayles revealed he had "lots of fun" working on the movie, noting that he especially enjoyed wearing "different types of costumes" and brandishing a sword for his role.

"It was really great," he said.

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Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba in Three Thousand Years of Longing. Credit: Album / Alamy

And the young boy's acting career is expected to go from strength to strength as he has also been cast by Oscar-winning director George Miller in the latter's upcoming Mad Max sequel, Furiosa.

Speaking of his experience working on the long-awaited movie, Bayles said: "I can't believe I'm in Mad Max. I never knew what it was and then my brother was the one that showed me, that watch it, and it blew my eyes. And I was like, 'Wow, that's crazy.'"

"And I love working with George Miller and it's a really great film," he added.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine, Miller spoke about why he offered Bayles a role in the movie, saying: "It was good for us and it was good for him."

The director added that the youngster "did such a good job" in his role.

And in an interview with NITV News, Miller recalled the moment he watched Bayles in the heartbreaking viral video.

"Like everyone else, I saw the footage that his mother Yarraka put up. I was incredibly moved by it," he 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."

In some very high praise, Miller even described Bayles as being "very film savvy".

Revealing his aspirations to continue working in the movie industry, Bayles told NITV News: "I love acting" and that he wants "to do heaps" more in the future.

Three Thousand Years of Longing hits movie theaters on September 2.

Featured image credit: Facebook/Yarraka Bayles