"It was an emotional roller coaster. I was so hopeful and had to do two days of final auditions with 10 other people who all had TV experience. I felt like a nobody and I started to get really nervous."
When Chai learned he got the part:
"I ran outside in the rain and just lay on the ground...it was amazing. It was the moment I realized you really can do what you want in life. Then I called my mum straight away to tell her."
What his mom had to say about Chai landing the role:
"As far as landing his first role as a merman, it is so fitting. When we lived in Thailand when he was young...if he was ever out of sight you could be sure to find him in the sea pretending to be a fish."
Chai also mentions that wearing the merman tail felt like "flying underwater". Don't forget that Mako Mermaids premieres on Netflix and on Network Ten July 26th! Will you be watching?
-The Mermaid Guru