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- Australian-American television personality, conservationist and zoo operator
Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, stars in the new Hallmark Movie Channel film “Return to Nim’s Island.” The 14-year-old plays Nim, a teenager that is determined to protect her island and its wildlife from the resort developers and animal poachers that are trying to tear it apart.
Bindi told People magazine that this project is very personal to her and, like Nim, she has always been a fighter when it comes to animal activism, especially when it comes to making sure her father Steve’s memory is never forgotten. She told the mag, “Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever.”
The young actress also said that she thinks combining acting with her passion for wildlife provides a great platform. She said, “I see my filming career as an opportunity to get the message of conservation out to an even greater audience.”
Check out this video to see why else Bindi found it easy to relate her real life to her character, Nim.
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