How the Aussie star of ‘Barry’ learnt self-acceptance with help from Obama

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What do a 24-year-old kid from Perth, Australia, and the 44th President of the United States have in common?   

Quite a bit actually, if you ask the Aussie actor of Netflix’s upcoming biopic Barry.   

Like the young Barack Obama, who he plays, Devon Terrell is on a journey of self-discovery. And thanks to Obama, he’s learning a lot.

Barry centres on the life of Obama as a young Columbia University student in racially-charged New York of the early ’80s. Emigrating from Indonesia in 1971, the child of a white American woman and a Kenyan man, Obama deals with issues of belonging in Barry — based partly on his account of the period in the memoir Dreams From My Father.     Read more…

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