Here's what you didn't know about Luke Bracey, Hollywood's latest hunk and star of the remake of Point Break
He's from a surfer's paradise. Growing up in the north beaches of Sydney, Bracey shares that his father put him on a surfboard before he could even stand up. "I used to surf every single day so I've got salt water running through my veins," he gushes.
Adrenaline runs in his veins, too. Bracey endured through the filming of some tough scenes, including Angel Falls in Venezuela, the top of the Jungfrau in the Alps, and Teahupo'o, off Tahiti. He found himself hanging on the edge of Angel Falls, thinking, "if Angel Falls doesn't kill me, my mother will."
He started his entertainment career in Home & Away. Like any good Aussie export now in Hollywood, Bracey started his career in a good old Australian soap opera. Like Naomi Watts, Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, the Hollywood hunk was part of the cast in 2009, playing the role of Trey Palmer. Before showbiz, he reportedly had a professional rugby career ahead of him.
He auditioned for Fifty Shades of Grey. "It was an intense process," the actor shares. "It came down to the wire."
Thank God he didn't get the part, for we wouldn't have been able to take him seriously now. Bracey has also jested that he thinks his mother's happy that he didn't get it, for it could have been awkward. Missing out on the part also meant it gave way to other things, such as his role in Point Break.
You should brace yourself for more. Next year will see the actor take on another heavy role in Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson and also starring Andrew Garfield. Chronicling the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (played by Garfield), the World War II drama will be released in 2016.