If you want something, go for it!
That’s the message Charles Melton followed when he found out that the Young Adult novel “The Sun Is Also A Star” was being turned into a movie, and now he plays one of the lead roles! In a recent interview, the “Riverdale” actor opened up about getting the role of Daniel Bae in the film revealing that he knew he was going to play the role no matter what it took.
Charles goes on to say that he first heard about the role after being tagged on Instagram in photos from readers saying he was their dream actor to play the hopeless romantic character. And from there, the rest is history. He bought the book, got the script, auditioned and filmed the whole movie. Talk about a whirlwind!
“I was on my social media and I woke up to being tagged in [a photo] Nicola Yoon posted, asking her followers who should play Daniel Bae. And I found out that day that it was being turned into a movie…and so that same day I bought the book. So I bought the book, read it in two days, fast-forward 10 months, got the script, auditioned for it. I’m very passionate about the role and knew that I wanted to play that role.”
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