Stardom no excuse to skip out on exams
TEENAGE actor Nicholas Hamilton might star in one of the most successful films of the year, It, but that’s not an excuse to get out of Year 11 exams.
“I do all my exams this week! I get straight back into it,” said Hamilton, who flew in from Los Angeles on Friday.
The actor hails from the small NSW town of Alstonville but has spent the past three weeks in Los Angeles promoting the film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel to crowds bigger than the population of his home town.
But now after a whirlwind promotional trail and red carpet premieres, it’s back to the books with his school allowing him to sit his exams a week after the rest of the year.
“That’s the advantage of being in a small town, everyone knows what I am doing at all times and they are very supportive,” said Hamilton.
The scary clown flick has set box offices records around the globe and thanks to the role, Hamilton is become one of Hollywood’s fastest rising
stars. But starring in a film that’s grossed over $US180 million doesn’t automatically get you an A in drama. “Drama in most schools focuses mainly on theatre. “My teachers have been proud of me but they all want me to get into theatre and asked me to be in the school play,” he said. For those who are not brave enough to see the flick, you’re not alone. Even some of Hamilton’s friends and family haven’t seen his work because they are scared. “The general consensus is I’m proud of you but I’m not seeing this,” he laughed. “But it’s a good one, because it’s not necessarily scary it’s just disturbing.”