Singh lands role in HBO’S Fahren­heit 451

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - Entertainment -

Cana­dian Youtube star Lilly Singh is get­ting her first ma­jor act­ing role in HBO’S adap­ta­tion of Fahren­heit 451.

The Toronto na­tive says the op­por­tu­nity landed in her lap while she was tour­ing Aus­tralia last month to pro­mote her new book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Con­quer­ing Life.

She’ll play a video blog­ger

Her char­ac­ter serves a piv­otal role in spread­ing the min­istry’s pro­pa­ganda by stream­ing the fire de­part­ment’s book burn­ing to her so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers.

Singh says the film will be­gin shoot­ing in Toronto later this year.

“My agent said, ‘They want you to au­di­tion for this thing, can you tape (it?),’” Singh re­called while on the red car­pet at the iheartra­dio Much Mu­sic Video Awards on Sun­day.

“I re­mem­ber be­ing on tour, be­ing so ex­hausted and think­ing, ‘I’m not go­ing to tape this, I’m not gonna get it, there’s no point.’ But then I just strapped in ... I did it and it paid off.”

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