Strictly Ballroom star Paul Mercurio looks unrecognizable thirty years after the Australian film’s success
STRICTLY Ballroom star Paul Mercurio looks unrecognizable thirty years after filming his hit Australian film.
The star, 59, starred in the Australian film Strictly Ballroom in the 90s in which he showed off some very impressive dance routines.
But he has since turned things around on the career front with a career in politics.
Actor Paul is now running for the seat of Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula for the 2022 state election.
And he looks completely different from his acting days in the photos shared on his social media.
The star can be seen in the blink of an eye rocking a red shirt while announcing his new role in politics.
In another, Paul is stuck in the kitchen in a green t-shirt.
As well as impressing in his role as Strictly Ballroom, Paul has also starred in Dancing With the Stars.
But discussing his career move, the former Neighbors star told NCA NewsWire: “I’ve done all sorts of things. As an actor in this country, you don’t just act.
“I did a lot of things to pay the mortgage and put food on the table. I think the good thing about it is that I have a pretty healthy lived experience.
“I couldn’t do enough on the board, that’s why I decided to go for the state.”
About his new role, he previously said, “I thought I would just test the waters and of course, here I am now as a contestant.
“I can offer an open heart and open ears.”
Paul shows his penchant for cooking on social media and also operates a food business alongside politics.
Away from his career, Paul has been married to his wife Andrea since 1987 and they have three children together named Emily, Elise and Erin.