Crazy Rich Asians Star Henry Golding Does Not Want To Be Famous
Fame has its own pros and cons. For some celebrities, it is their bread and butter. While for some artists, it is the cost that comes along their desire to perform. Henry Golding, one true artist, is now having trouble dealing with fame after his latest Hollywood movie, Crazy Rich Asians, made him wildly popular overnight. Crazy rich Asians was one of the first Hollywood movies to star an entirely Asian American cast. Alongside To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, this movie debuted an embracing move from Hollywood to reflect its cultural diversity. The movies became instant hits. While Crazy Rich Asians had a decent box office run, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before set the internet ablaze with its popularity.
How Henry Golding Became Popular
Crazy Rich Asians brought Henry Golding immediately into the spotlight. The 31 year old actor is now struggling dealing with the perceptions of people who believe that fame has changed the actor overnight. Thee actor is largely the same person he was before, and even after an amazing hit movie he has neither changed his ways nor has he adopted a starry attitude. Golding; however, finds it very difficult to convince people about the same. To him, he is the same person he was before and the fact that people do not see him in a congruent way irritates him and makes him uncomfortable.
Crazy Rich Asians Star Wants To Be No Brad Pitt
Golding himself said:
“I’ve stayed the same throughout. It’s just people’s perception of you changes. So I’m struggling with the fame a bit.”
Henry Golding strongly believes in the true essence of art. To him doing movies is important to earn him a living and to satisfy the creative juices inside him. He; however, has no intention of breaking the industry as its major Blockbuster Hero. As Golding believes that too much popularity would stop him from living a humanly life. Henry wants to perform decently in his career. He wants not to become Brad Pitt, but rather to build a motor subtle profile.
Henry also said:
“I don’t want to be defined as the Asian leading man. I want to be the leading man. Henry Golding. If it means helping inspire other Asians to be leading men, hell yeah, I’ll take it. You don’t know how proud I am to have that associated with my name. Sadly, we’re so underrepresented that we have to start with these labels to be proud of it, to normalize it. So shit, I’ll be the next Asian leading man.”
Henry Golding On The GQ Magazine Cover
The GQ Magazine has featured Golding as one of its man of the year. There Golding also mentioned his career ambitions. He clearly stated that he was looking beyond rom-coms and was willing to take up challenging roles.