Twelve-year-old Alex R. Hibbert has shot to fame overnight with his portrayal of young Chiron in the award-season stunner Moonlight. The humble Florida-native has serious plans for his salary, and it's not what you think. In true philanthropic nature, Hibbert would like to use his money to help others.
"I don't work for the fame," he explained. "I just work for my mom. I grind for my mom, everything I do, everything I pursue is for my mom, and I'm doing this for her so she can retire. I don't really care about the fame that much, I just wanna help my mom, and help other people that need help," the young star tells the film blog HeyUGuys.com in a recent interview.
He goes on to say, "What I wanted to do was either play football or be a scientist that cures cancer. In middle school I don't know what to do with my life. I was a bit of a bad child, I'd always get in trouble because I had a lot of movement. But the drama program settled me down, I can use my movement for good. Football is out of the question now, but scientist-wise, I'm going to take most of my money. Wait, some of my money, and build a lab, and I'm going to take the best scientists to work on curing cancer and stuff like that."
Hibbert is truly a shining star. To use his career as a platform to help others at such a young age, speaks volumes about his character. To read the full article with Hibbert, click here. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this amazing young man, but it is unquestionably going to be outstanding!