Episode4: Child Stars

Episode4: Child Stars
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Ben has long harboured a secret hatred for actor Keisha Castle-Hughes after Keisha won the lead role in their school play some 10 years ago. But when Ben learns that his old school is putting on the same play again some 10 years later, Ben’s anger at Keisha rises to the surface once more, convincing himself if he gets the lead role in the school play this time, he’ll follow Keisha’s career path to Oscar nominated glory.

Ignoring the active discouragement from his sister (actor Antonia Prebble) and the fact that he’s a grown man - Ben is undeterred in his quest to become a child star. Seeking the advice of three of the greatest child stars of our time/ones who would talk to him; Jonathon Lipnicki who’s best known as the kid from blockbuster movie Jerry Maguire, Jodie Sweetin AKA Stephaine from TV sitcom Full House and Jaleel White who you may remember as Steve Urkel on Family Matters.

Back home Ben puts their advice into action by first attempting to convince members of the public he’s a 10 year old boy, then it’s coining a catch phrase with help from Bro Town’s Mario Gaoa, before testing his fun fact knowledge in a Jerry Maguire inspired game show. FOUR’s Shannon Ryan also makes an unwitting appearance when Ben tries to annoy her with a bunch of childish pranks and it’s a Full House... of Travel, when Ben holds an impromptu flash-mob house party.

But will any of this help Ben when he must confront his past and Keisha Castle Hughes? Find out in Episode 4 of the new series of WANNA-BEn.

Starring Ben Boyce with Jonathan Lipniki, Jodie Sweetin and Jaleel White.  Plus Antonia Prebble, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Suzie Kato, Mario Gaoa, Shannon Ryan, Clare Chitham and Jeremy Corbett.

 

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