And Anh- other thing about Do

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

IT’S a hot po­lit­i­cal topic, but Anh Do is cool, not com­pla­cent, about the refugee is­sue.

He has never been drawn into the asy­lum- seeker de­bate, say­ing: “I’m not a mega­phone sort of guy.”

But Rus­sell Crowe, who will di­rect a fi lm adap­ta­tion of The Hap­pi­est Refugee, is more eff usive, telling TV Guide ex­clu­sively: “Anh Do pos­sesses a deep well of cre­ativ­ity – a re­nais­sance man if ever there was one.

“His stand- up com­edy makes me laugh, his public speak­ing gives me goose­bumps, his writ­ing en­gages me emo­tion­ally and his paint­ing im­presses me. It’s pretty ob­vi­ous I’m a fan, right? I hope to bring his fam­ily’s story to the big screen to hon­our their jour­ney and sac­rifi ce but also to hon­our the coun­try they chose as their new home.”

Do was re­cently voted in at No. 5 in a top 10 of Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar per­son­al­i­ties – a re­sult he fi nds amus­ing. “I’m not even the fi fth most pop­u­lar per­son in my fam­ily, so I don’t know where they did that poll,” he says.

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