Crazy Rich Asians star Chris Pang achieved international fame when he was cast as Colin Khoo in the 2018 movie adaptation of novel Crazy Rich Asians.
The Australian-born actor, who is now based in Los Angeles, said that Asian men are now ‘absolutely’ being portrayed as hunks in Hollywood, after years of being ‘desexualised’, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday.
Chris, 36, also recalled how director Jon Chu was ‘conscious’ of ensuring there were topless scenes in Crazy Rich Asians, in order to help change the stereotype.
Changing the stereotype: Crazy Rich Asians star Chris Pang (pictured in the 2018 film) said Asian men are now being portrayed as hunks in Hollywood, after years of being ’emasculated and desexualised’, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday
When the Sydney Morning Herald’s Benjamin Law noted how Asian men as ‘hunks’ in Western cinema has become a ‘relatively new thing’, Chris was quick to agree.
‘Absolutely. Asian males have traditionally been emasculated and desexualised in popular culture,’ Chris said.