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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 film adaptation of The Happiest Refugee, is more effusive, 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 sacrifice 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 finds amusing. “I’m not even the fifth most popular person in my family, so I don’t know where they did that poll,” he says.