Bindi Irwin, who is best known for appearing on her late father Steve Irwin‘s hit The Crocodile Hunter, is excited about pursuing an acting career. The 14-year-old wildlife expert recently made her acting debut in Hallmark Channel Movie, Return to Nim’s Island in a part that sounds perfect for her – she plays Nim, a teen wildlife enthusiast.
“Acting is something I’m extremely passionate about,” Bindi told People magazine. “Nim is the ultimate wildlife warrior so it was great. I could really relate to the role. Nim is such a passionate individual. She stands up for what she believes in and she won’t take no for an answer.”
“I see my filming career as an opportunity to get the message of conservation out to an even greater audience,” she added.
And Bindi says she would like to continue making movies, especially if it means breaking out of her comfort zone. “I would love to expand my acting career and take on more roles, even if they do not directly have to do with wildlife,” she said.
But she has nothing but praise for her Nim experience. “I loved working on the film with such a brilliant cast and crew who were just as passionate about creating a beautiful movie for people of all ages to enjoy,” Bindi said. “When you work on a movie, the cast and crew become like family, which is really special.”