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02/14/2017 02:27 pm ET

12-Year-Old 'Moonlight' Star Wants To Spend Acting Money On Cancer Research

Alex R. Hibbert is the future.

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The 12-year-old actor recently dished on his future plans to build science labs. 

“Moonlight” actor Alex R. Hibbert has big plans to heal the world.

In speaking with film site HeyUGuys.com, the 12-year-old actor dished on his early career aspirations to become a football player and a scientist in search of a cure for cancer.

“In middle school I didn’t know what to do with my life,” he said. “I was a bit of a bad child, I’d always get in trouble because I had a lot of movement. But the drama program settled me down, I can use my movement for good.”

The South Florida-native has earned praises from critics and co-stars for his performance of Little, a younger portrayal of the film’s lead character Chiron, who struggles growing up in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. Hibbert's “Moonlight” co-star Mahershala Ali called Hibbert the “best” scene partner he’s ever worked with.

Now with a bright acting career on the horizon, Hibbert went on to tell the site that he plans to put his earnings towards science.

“Football is out of the question now, but scientist-wise, I’m going to take most of my money… Wait, some of my money, and build a lab,” he said. “And I’m going to take the best scientists to work on curing cancer and stuff like that.”

Kudos to Alex for making the world a better place!

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Read more of Alex R. Hibbert’s interview here.

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