2 April 2013
THE new star of Nim’s Island says it’s an honour to take over the titular role from Abigail Breslin in the sequel to the popular 2008 children’s film. Bindi Irwin, daughter of late wildlife hero Steve Irwin, has taken over the reins in Return To Nim’s Island, out now in cinemas nationwide.
"I’m so excited, it’s such a wonderful film," Irwin told The Cairns Post. "I remember watching the first Nim’s Island and it was amazing, so to star as Nim in the second movie is such an honour. I’m thrilled."
The Queensland-based wildlife hero says a few of her friends from Australia Zoo even came along for the ride.
"They say never work with children and animals, well the funny thing is that I’m a child working with animals," she giggled.
"(Having the Australia Zoo animals) was kind of like having the family on set. They did a great job, they were so good around the cameras."