Readers may be wondering what could possibly be more important than a potentially massive payout from the makers of Fortnite. While the Backpack Kid’s mom and manager believe that Epic Games has “taken advantage” of the teen dancer, Horning himself is instead focusing all of his energy on building his own empire. During his exclusive interview with Nicki Swift, he revealed that he has grand plans for his future as an aspiring actor. Explaining that his dance moves were “meant to be comedy,” Horning said that he hopes to do a “comedy movie or TV show,” adding, “I think I’d do pretty good at acting.”
Will the name Russell Horning one day become well-known outside the realm of the internet? Well, according to the teen, it’s just a matter of time before he’s making that Tinseltown cash. “The big, big money isn’t rolling in yet but it’s coming for sure,” he told the Daily Mail in 2019. “But that’s the least of my worries, I’m just trying to have some fun, make some content for my supporters.”
Whether the Backpack Kid fades away or is really here to stay remains to be seen. However, we hope Horning manages to achieve his dream and crack Hollywood — if nothing else, to see what other crazy-expensive jewelry he’ll have custom-made.