Sunny Suljic Talks Being Discovered by Mikey Alfred In A Skatepark And Receiving Immense Support From His Mother

16-year-old Sunny Suljic is a talented young actor and skateboarder most known for his role as Bob Murphy in the 2017 movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The actor made his feature film debut in Jonah Hill’s 2018 film Mid90s and is best known for his portrayal as Atreus, Kratos’ son, in the 2018 video game God of War.

At such a young age, achieving a position where people notice your work is a remarkable achievement. As a result, Suljic is grateful for all of the attention he has received, but he believes it would not have been possible without his parents’ support, particularly his mother’s.

Sunny Suljic Talks About Being Discovered by Mikey Alfred In A Skatepark

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Suljic also revealed in the interview that he was skateboarding in his local skate park when filmmaker Hill and producer Mikey Alfred approached him about directing the former’s directorial debut, Mid90s.

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He recalled meeting the two for the first time at the skate park, where Hill inquired about his acting background. In response, the actor stated that he had previously collaborated with director Yorgos Lanthimos on The Killing of the Sacred Deer.

Hill was friends with Yorgos, the film’s director, and Yorgos put in a good word for me. After a few tryouts, Jonah cast me. Actually, it was a lengthy procedure “Suljic recalled something.

He portrayed Stevie, a 12-year-old protagonist from Palms, Los Angeles, who lives with his violent elder brother Ian and single mother Dabney in the film Mid90s. As he matures, he begins to spend time with a primarily older group of skateboarders in order to further his skateboarding ability.

Sunny Suljic Talks About His Supportive Parents, Especially His Mother

Suljic told Issue magazine about his desire to be an actor since he was approximately five or six years old, and how his mother encouraged him. When asked when he began acting, he responded, “I was probably around seven or eight.” “I’ve always wanted to be an actor since I was around five or six years old, and I thought that was quite cool at the time.”

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He also mentioned that he would witness younger children in movies, which motivated him to aspire to be on screen one day. Suljic, who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, with his parents, exhibited an interest in acting. Unlike some parents, who would have told their children to return to school, his mother encouraged him to pursue his passion.

All right, let’s do it,” his mother said, and his parents drove him to Los Angeles to join the International Modeling and Talent Association [IMTA], a program where managers and agents search for new talent.

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