“He’s a hero of mine, so I’ve got my fingers constantly crossed”
Lincoln Lewis has already carved out a successful acting career in Hollywood, but the former Home and Away star has his sights set on his “dream role” playing one of Australia’s most loved figures.
A projected feature-length dramatized film on the Wildlife Warrior’s life is rumored to be in the works, with Chris Hemsworth or Russell Crowe rumored to play Steve, according to movie insiders.
Lincoln’s wish may come true, according to rumours that Terri Irwin has put his name in the running to play her late husband.
“He’s a hero of mine, and millions everywhere, so I’ve got my fingers constantly crossed,” he said.
“I’ve heard stuff in the news about it but nothing since, so as far as a film being in the works I have no clue.”
In an Instagram Q&A, Lincoln shared with his 138,000 followers that it was always his goal to get into acting from a young age.
“I got my first agent at 13 and did heaps of weekend acting classes and workshops with casting directors whenever I could,” he explained.
“It took years of auditions and rejections before I got my first job. It’s a difficult industry to break into, but it’s all about perseverance. Nothing can stop you if you love and are enthusiastic about something.”
Lincoln has many projects in the pipeline, including horror movie The Possessed which comes out later this year.
“I’m super stoked to have worked a lot this last 18 months. I had a role in the action film Blacksite which comes out next year,” he said.
Lincoln added that he is currently filming a mystery TV show and is waiting to hear if he has secured a role in a film that will begin shooting in a few months.
The Tomorrow, When the War Began star also offered some sound advise to aspiring actors.
“If you have a passion for acting then search around for a reputable acting class and give it a go,” he said.
“When you’re acting, remember that you’re giving a narrative to the audience, and you have to believe it yourself.”
“Don’t try to ‘act’ it; instead, immerse yourself in the role. Make a commitment to yourself on a physical, mental, and emotional level.”
Lincoln expressed his regret last month after losing an acting assignment owing to the COVID-19 border closures.
The House Husbands star was set to fly to the Northern Territory to star in a show on NITV – Australia’s Indigenous network.
Lincoln was unable to travel to the Top End to begin filming owing of a COVID-19 epidemic in his hometown of Brisbane at the time.
“I was supposed to arrive here yesterday to shoot a gorgeous Northern Territory tv show with @nitv au and @screenaustralia for 6 weeks but they’ve now had to recast due to borders locked down,” he posted with a snap of rural Katherine.
“Obviously gutted but everyone is affected in one way or another and we’ll all get through this together so let’s make sure to all do the right thing & most importantly look out for each other. Stay safe legends!”