10yr-old Chinese quake hero turns movie star

May 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Lin Hao is no longer camera shy, for the youngest of China’s “quake heroes” to emerge from last year’s catastrophe is filming for a third television role.

The 10-year-old, who had rescued two fellow students from classroom rubble after being left with a head injury that required a hair transplant, is presently shooting for a sitcom entitled Stories at the Nurse Station.

The brave lad, who was tagged “heroic youth” along with 19 other youngsters last June for their courage, jetted to central China’s Henan province to star in the show that tells the stories about the days following the earthquake, reports the China Daily.

Lin said: “I play a boy named Guai Guai. His father has a part-time job and is never at home. That’s just like my family.”

The third grade student, who was another face from an impoverished home in Sichuan’s Zizhong County a year ago, has starred in two movies.

He has also made TV appearances in Shanghai’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, Beijing’s National Day party, and China Central Television’s Spring Festival Gala. (ANI)

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