Love on the Spectrum’s Michael Theo gets first acting gig

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Love on the Spectrum reality TV star Michael Theo is playing the lead role in a new comedy drama called Austin.

According to ABC News, Michael will be playing a neurodiverse young man on a quest to find out who his father is.

Michael said landing his first professional acting job is a childhood dream come true for him.

“I think it [the script] was pretty spot on and I’m actually impressed they brought in an actor on the spectrum to play someone on the spectrum,” Michael told Lindsay McDougall on ABC Illawarra Drive.

“If you’re getting an actor not on the spectrum to play an autistic character, it’s not organic or authentic.”

Michael will play alongside My Big Fat Greek Wedding star, Gia Carides, Australian screen legend Roy Billing, Sally Phillips — of Bridget Jones trilogy fame — and BAFTA winner Ben Miller.

Austin premieres on ABC TV and iview on Sunday, June 9.

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