Former 8TV Quickie Host Henry Golding Lands A Lead Role In His First Hollywood Film
Remember Henry Golding from '8TV Quickie'?
Aside from '8TV Quickie', the TV personality - whose father is from England and his mother from the Iban tribe in Sarawak - has also hosted travel shows like NatGeo and StarWorld's 'Driving Change', Channel News Asia's 'Two Brothers Two Cities', and most recently, BBC's 'The Travel Show'.
Well, guess what? He's just landed his first acting gig and it's not just any random role - Golding will be playing the male lead Nick Young in the upcoming Hollywood film adaptation of 'Crazy Rich Asians'!
Helmed by director Jon M. Chu ('Now You See Me 2', 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'), the film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan.
'Crazy Rich Asians' follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who accompanies her boyfriend Nick Young back to his hometown Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Rather than the relaxed vacation she'd envisioned for herself and the man she hopes to marry one day, Rachel gets embroiled in the overwhelming world of the crafty rich people and scheming social climbers when she finds out that her boyfriend's family is actually unbelievably wealthy... and Nick just happens to be the most eligible bachelor in the region.
Golding will star alongside 'Fresh Off the Boat' actress Constance Wu, who will be playing the American-born Chinese economics professor and Nick Young's girlfriend Rachel Chu
Our very own Datuk Michelle Yeoh has also been cast to play Eleanor, Nick's controlling mother who disapproves of Rachel
Production is set to commence next month in Malaysia and Singapore, with Constance Wu already announcing that she will be flying to Malaysia next week to start work on the movie
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