Schoolboy's Kiss Ass 2 Movie Debut - As A Fibreglass Sculpture!

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Schoolboy's Kiss Ass 2 movie debut - as a fibreglass sculpture!

A schoolboy is to make his debut in a Hollywood film – as a life-size sculpture made by his uncle.

Kai Schoonard, 11, will be seen by millions in Kick Ass 2 when it's released this summer.

And if his acting seems a little rigid, well, that's understandable – because he'll be made out of fibreglass!

Artist Tristan Schoonrad created his life-size boy soldier with grenade and tin helmet using moulds taken of his nephew Kai when he was aged seven.

The striking figure had already proved a hit with actor Brad Pitt requesting his own personal copy of the artwork after working on a film with Tristan and Blur front man Damon Albarn also owning a version.

Tristan, 33, who has been working in the film industry since he was 15, spent a painstaking two months taking the moulds of Kai's arms, legs, torso and head before assembling the figure.

Taking accurate moulds of the seven year old was a tricky task as Kai had to sit completely still, particularly for the facial mould.

But according to Tristan, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, Kai was the model professional throughout the work.

He said: "My brother was kind enough to let me borrow Kai for these models and he was great.

"When I was taking a mould of the face he had to be so still and he kept the same facial expression the whole time.

"Kai was a bit indifferent about doing it at first. I think he would prefer to be out playing football or something.

"The art work itself has done really well but I don't quite make enough to live on just yet."

Versions of the boy soldier usually fetch around £7,000 a time.

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