KALEB Peattie has dreams of taking his talent to Hollywood and hitting the big time.
The fledgling actor and Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College Year 9 student recently scored a place on Melbourne Theatre Company’s exclusive scholarship program, one of only 24 people from around the state.
“I went there for a week and we were learning with one girl and one guy, just experiencing more about acting. He learnt a lot of what happens behind the scenes. We were doing a lot of stuff that you might not do in school drama,” he said.
The acting bug bit him hard and he was quickly hooked.
“It just of came to me in drama. Everything just sort of came out. It felt right,” he said.
“I’ve investigated drama schools in Melbourne and I’m hoping to be accepted to one next year.”
There are no other actors in the Peattie family, but Kaleb said his parents were “stoked” by his need to tread the boards.
“They didn’t know at all. It really just came out of nowhere,” he said.
But ask any of Kaleb’s friends and they’ll tell you of his side-splitting turns as a pretentious woman, and other videotaped antics.
The late Australian actor Heath Ledger is amongst his most admired thespians, along with American funny man Adam Sandler.
“I’d like to be a comedian, but I like action too. I’d really like to get big, I suppose,” he said.
Short URL: http://thestar.com.au/?p=4190