NEWS: Gemma Chan Starts A Production Company To Share Asian Stories
Since Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters last August, life hasn’t been the same for Gemma Chan.
After making a mark on-screen as the rich, elegant Astrid Leong-Teo, she has graced international magazine covers and starred in films Mary Queen of Scots and Captain Marvel.
The world is now her oyster, but what she really wants is to help to tell stories about Asian people living everywhere.
“What’s really good for me is to find stories that aren’t just pigeonholing Asians in Asia,” she said. “I think Crazy Rich Asians is a wonderful example of an Asian story but it’s also about the diaspora and what it’s like for Asian people living everywhere.”
That isn’t just limited to stories she has to star in. The 36-year-old is already starting a production company to help “lift other people up.”
“I’m very interested in developing stories and going into producing things that are not necessary for me to act in,” said Chan. “And it’s about finding those. Stories that haven’t been told that have been lost to history.
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