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This time last -- seventeen year old Alex -- was focused on winning the state wrestling championship not only did he win.
Bob but the victory led -- to the role of a lifetime and a career.
-- -- -- American dollars us in the new film as a win win with Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan and good morning out.
-- so my goodness how do you go at seventeen years old from great wrestler in high school to actor.
You know I'm I don't exactly now on the lol what really happened was my friend -- mean is tell me about this audition.
And my initial response was no man I really don't wanna do that you like no you really said.
And I didn't wanna do it his wrestling season I'm like focusing on wrestling and -- Didn't really wanna get and his acting -- I wasn't Anderson has to be honest.
Thanks -- those who wants to let -- opportunities I really thought about that you know because it really wasn't a Los analyst an opportunity -- -- and again and again.
-- telling auditioned for and we got the fire.
One addition forward but to do that he was -- prior to that which you had a practice.
So you didn't want to miss practice because that would mean he could wrestle the -- See you -- audition.
But you did something to the casting director you let them know sent them clips that you're actual wrestling.
Yes and happened on -- I Kot allowing the Monday and it sounds like -- no doubt I'm alone audition for this -- like why is they gaffe.
There's this role in the movie -- come on audition for and he's like come.
RIA and he just sent in like newspaper clippings -- into the casting and.
And you are wait for this guy you are without Paul Giamatti now now is that your real hair in the movie.
Test that is my real -- actually.
During wrestling season we won the psych out the scene so we all decided -- -- hair not.
And you kept it for the movie and we actually won the match is it true that you so now you've you've determined that you love acting so much you wanna be an actor.
Yeah I really did love it something that I never realized I was actually gonna like that much especially because -- -- my own highlight them.
During the -- I remember thinking like -- when this is -- Helio back the wrestling but near the end of the movie I was like wow I'm really like this.
And -- and I kind of decided that I was gonna probably leaning on the acting side.
Well that's fantastic win win is fox searchlight movie.
It's ruled out gives -- -- Dallas Washington is gonna be nationwide in April.
And he's going to be here on the 25 straight sets today.
Writes it's fantastic in New York.
Congratulations Alex and remember we knew you went OK don't forget about our island I had almost -- almost in the red carpet congratulations.
On a state championship and the role but thank you very much appreciate it man.
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