Dyslexic actor Max Irons memorises entire scripts before auditioning for film roles in a bid to avoid embarrassment if he’s asked to read for another part.
The Host star, son of veteran British actor Jeremy Irons, decided early on that learning lines for multiple characters at a time would be the best way to tackle his learning disability – and it hasn’t failed him yet.
He tells New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, “I’ve wanted to be an actor since I’m (sic) 16. At school in London, I did Neil LaBute’s play by learning everybody’s lines. I had to. I have dyslexia.
“I handle it because I learn everything beforehand. If evaluating me, (casting bosses) ask, ‘Can you read the scene?’ I say, ‘Absolutely,’ and that’s because I’ve learned each person’s line ahead of time.”