Peter Pan & Wendy star Noah Matthews Matofsky has just made history by becoming the first actor with Down’s syndrome to land a major Disney feature film role.
The 15-year-old actor will be portraying Slightly, one of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys, and shared his excitement on social media.
A schoolboy from West Sussex, Southern England, Matthews Matofsky heard that Disney was holding auditions for a new live-action Peter Pan film. Sending his audition tape, he was invited to meet with director David Lowery and shortly after that, found himself off to Vancouver for six months to film with the cast.
The actor also highlighted one of the kind gestures performed by veteran actor Jude Law, who will be playing pirate captain Jude Law. The older actor hired an ice cream van and served kids ice cream himself whilst on set.