First comes Suidooster, then comes Hollywood blockbusters. 13-Year old Jadon Booysen will ensure our evenings are a little less dull by showcasing his incredible acting chops on one of South Africa’s popular soapies, Suidooster.
The talented tween will be getting into character as Carlo, the long-lost son of Tyro Daniels (Maurice Page), reports IOL. While the character description already has the wheels in our minds turning and our fingers ready to click the remote and tune into kykNET, we’re itching to learn more about the young up-and-coming star.
Hailing from the small town of Happy Valley, Jadon has always dreamt of having his face appear on the screen.
“I always liked performing for my family because I always dreamt of being on TV, but never in a thousand years did I dream I would be in a TV series like Suidooster,” he says.
So, what else is he good at? Apart from his killer acting skills, he loves doing what every average 13-year-old boy loves.
“When I am not playing Carlo, I love playing games, soccer and most of all, I am a big fan of gadgets,” explains Jadon.
The television industry’s auditioning process is infamous, with many actors having to audition countless times before landing the role. This was not the case for Jadon though as talent and confidence were two things that allowed Jadon to stand out, says his agent, Loretta Joseph.
“The characteristics that set Jadon apart is that he is an independent thinker, he is steadfast in his faith, he is jovial and funny and can make people laugh. He is somewhat serious about life yet has the aspiration to rise above his circumstances. He is willing to learn from others and has strong opinions and can openly agree to disagree on certain viewpoints,” said Joseph.
Confidence, funny, and a talented actor, what more could this little boy have? Well, a kind heart for one. This little talent isn’t interested in accolades or money, but instead, he simply wants to inspire and uplift those in his community.
“I would like to be an inspiration to children who are less privileged and who want to give up on life. I want to spread the word of God in thanksgiving and indeed to the youth as part of my future plans. I want to be a successful man who can have influence across the world on how God is working in my life so that those who had no hope, can get hope from me,” said Jadon.