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Vietnamese-American actress Hông Châu

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Vietnamese-American actress Hông Châu Reply with quote

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19. Hong Chau, Downsizing
Downsizing is a horrific movie and honestly, Hong Chau deserves accolades for acting against Matt Damon in yet another role as a clueless white guy who somehow gets it right in the end. Her performance as a Vietnamese immigrant could’ve been hackneyed and offensive, but Chau brings a sentimentality and humanity to the character that the script doesn’t seem to care about that much.

Hong Chau Downsizing Character Defies Asian Stereotypes

For some reason I couldn't copy and paste this article...

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/12/186162/hong-chau-downsizing-asian-stereotype
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 pm    Post subject: Vietnamese-American actress Hông Châu Reply with quote

I have a good article on her with nice photos, but it's in French... This will do instead.

Five Things to Know About Downsizing Star and Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau
Hong Chau is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

In 2017 the actress made a splash with a small part in HBO’s Big Little Lies and became a film festival sensation with her breakout role in Downsizing, starring opposite Matt Damon as one of the inhabitants of a miniature world created to combat overpopulation. With a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress, it seems the rest of the world has also been struck by her performance.

So who is the up-and-coming actress behind one this year’s most buzzed-about films? Here are five things to know about the rising star:

1. She came to the United States as a baby
“My parents are from Vietnam and they left after the war,” she tells PEOPLE. “They were a part of the boat people who left in the late 70s and they ended up in a refugee camp in Thailand and that’s where I was born.”

Chau says she eventually landed in New Orleans thanks to a Vietnamese sponsor family who they weren’t related to.

“It was organized through the Vietnamese Catholic church in New Orleans,” she explains. “They had come over a few years earlier and out of the kindness of their hearts, took us in and we lived with them for the first year or two when we were in the United States.”

2. She’s fluent in Vietnamese
“My parents left Vietnam by boat and then their very first time being on a plane was going from Thailand to New Orleans. I came over when I was a baby,” Chau says.

“I grew up speaking Vietnamese — that was my first language because my parents didn’t speak any English and I didn’t learn English until I started school.”

Chau still speaks Vietnamese to her parents and confesses she’s never spoken English to them.

“I’m so grateful that they continued to speak Vietnamese with me and didn’t really abandon our culture.”

3. She never thought she would become an actress
“Growing up the way I did, being an actor in Hollywood was definitely never a plausible career choice at all,” Chau says.

Chau says she began taking public speaking classes because she felt so shy when young, which led to improv and acting classes “as a way to get me out of my shell.”

“It was never about becoming an actor,” she stresses. “I started going on auditions just as a dare to myself — that was like my version of Fear Factor. I guess I got enough good feedback from people that I kept with it and part of me I guess secretly enjoyed it.”



4. She read the Downsizing script ‘for fun’ before auditioning
“I like to read for fun and I wanted to read Alexander [Payne]’s script for Downsizing because I was a huge fan of his and was just curious about what he was working on,” Chau says. “I didn’t know that there was going to be a role for an Asian woman in there. It was such a mind-blowing surprise when she appeared in the script.”

5. She admires her character Ngoc Lan in Downsizing
“It’s so nice to get a female character who is direct — she’s not daffy, she’s not insecure, she’s not waiting around for the guy to figure out,” Chau says of the character she plays opposite Matt Damon in the film “That’s refreshing for me as a person who just watches movies, to see a female character like that.”

http://people.com/movies/five-things-to-know-about-downsizing-star-and-golden-globe-nominee-hong-chau/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:17 pm    Post subject: Best Supporting Actress Nominees Mary J. Blige & Hong Ch Reply with quote

Best Supporting Actress Nominees Mary J. Blige & Hong Chau Hit the Red Carpet at Golden Globes 2018!

Mary J. Blige and Hong Chau look stunning on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The two stars are nominated in the same category: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy.



Mary and Hong both wore black in solidarity with the Time’s Up initiative, which aims to combat power abuse, gender inequality and harassment.

FYI: Mary is wearing a custom Alberta Ferretti gown and Chopard jewelry. Hong is wearing a Stella McCartney dress and Jimmy Choo sandals.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: A victory for Asian American representation Reply with quote

Hong Chau scores a victory for Asian American representation with her Golden Globes-nominated role in 'Downsizing'
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Read her interview at:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-golden-globes-2018-nominations-hong-chau-1513025442-htmlstory.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Repartee to Seth Meyers at the Golden Globes Reply with quote

She has wit, too!

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Meyers: “According to a recent article only 5 percent of speaking roles in Hollywood are played by Asian actors…”
Hong Chau: “… but those numbers might be off since a white person did the math.”

Seth Meyers' Monologue:
http://ew.com/awards/2018/01/07/golden-globes-seth-meyers-monologue/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:26 am    Post subject: It was nice... Reply with quote

... for her to be nominated.

But she didn't win. Crying or Very sad

Ah well...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Who won? Reply with quote

So who won? She looks delightful - beautiful inside and out and intelligent and witty to boot....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Who won? Reply with quote

inkling7 wrote:
So who won?

Someone named Allison Janney, for the movie I, Tonya - I've never heard of either...
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