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Felix Mallard Is Ready To Bare It All

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Felix Mallard remembers the exact moment he discovered the enduring emotional power of performance. The Australian actor began his career in his early teens, as a model. With no prior experience, he booked his first acting gig on the long-running Aussie soap Neighbours, a launchpad for many other successful actors, including Russell Crowe and Margot Robbie. Mallard played the14-year-old Ben Kirk, whose father died when Ben was a toddler. Now 24, the actor viscerally remembers struggling with his debut role at the time; he didn’t understand how his character could be so sad about something that had happened so long ago. The show’s director gave him a bit of advice that stuck: grief can be experienced at any time—it was Mallard’s job to communicate that.

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