Lecanto High School graduate Miles Teller recently was interviewed March 11, 2014, on the David Letterman Show regarding the movies “Divergent” and “Fantastic Four.”
In Teller’s interview he mentions Citrus County and that he graduated from Lecanto High School in 2006. Teller also mentions that he took up theater at the age of 17 and has now worked his way up to where he is today, playing roles in multiple popular movies such as “Footloose,” “21 and over,” “The Spectacular Now,” “Project X,” and “That Awkward Moment.”
Teller started out as an everyday average kid from a small town and has now become a familiar face to all.
“It’s amazing that we all can see a prime example of someone who made their dreams become a reality and that hard work pays off. Miles is an inspiration to kids here in Citrus County and all over,” said sophomore Haley Giaras.
Recently there has been a buzz about Teller playing “Mr. Fantastic” in the new “Fantastic Four” movie.
Lecanto High School students are excited to see Teller starring in this big-time movie.
“I think this opportunity for Miles is great. It’s definitely going to put him out there more than he already is; if people don’t know of him now they will after this,” said freshman Jordan Spain.
Lecanto High School junior and drama student Seryi Mejia sees Teller as a huge role model for him and the drama department.
“I think Miles Teller is a role model and an inspiration for all young actors that wish to make it in the performing arts business but have doubts because of where they come from. He is someone to look up to, especially in our school drama department. He has demonstrated that big things can come from small actions. He has provided us with hope and the view that hard work pays off and that maybe our future graduates from LHS can make their marks in Hollywood,” said Mejia.
According to Mejia, drama teacher Amanda Mathieu is trying to contact Teller to come to the school to speak to students about working hard for success.
“I personally think that if he came to our school, it would be an amazing opportunity to ask about the things we really need to focus on in order to be successful. I would never want to pass up an opportunity to interact more with people with such a high success rate so I can learn from them,” said Mejia.