Joel once joked that he wasn’t pretty enough to be cast in the popular Australian soap operas ‘Home and Away’ and 'Neighbours’ as it seems 95% of his acting peers were, but some commentators took his remarks a bit too literally. He recently tried to set the record straight…
“I want to
qualify this. It wasn’t like I went into a room and someone said, ‘Hey, you
ain’t pretty.’ It was more about being
an awkward teenager. I wasn’t a swaggering, young, tanned thing. I hadn’t got
it together like some kids are able to do, just like that. [snapping his
fingers]. I took my time to stumble my way through a nice, slow-build career.
That’s been important for me. And I’m happy about the way everything has