Actor Henry Golding’s new film Monsoon sees him kissing a male actor
His fitness entrepreneur wife Liv Lo was more excited than he was about co-star Parker Sawyers.
Actor Henry Golding’s new film Monsoon sees him locking lips with a male actor. In the film, Golding plays Kit, a Vietnamese-born man who appears to have fallen for African-American Lewis, played by Parker Sawyers.
The movie focuses on Kit’s cultural alienation following his return to Vietnam, from which his family had fled when he was a child.
In an interview with Attitude, the British gay lifestyle magazine, Golding discussed why he accept the role. “I’m going to accept this role because of the journey it represents in this man. It’s not a journey into his queerness. It’s a journey into his history,” said Golding.
Fans took to Twitter to question Golding’s sexuality after the movie’s trailer was aired.
One wrote, “I’m generally not one to vouch for heteros playing queer characters butttt since I’m petty and personal I’m all for this simply because I know the locals are losing their raisin minds over this.”
Another shared, “I’m liking/rting this tweet for two reasons: Henry Golding playing a gay character is a fantasy came true and homophobic Malaysians are going to flip over this.”
A third said, “If you told me this movie starring Henry Golding and Parker Sawyers had a runtime of 406 hours I would watch it on repeat.”
When speaking about his co-actor, Golding recalled a conversation with the movie’s director Hong Khaou, “When I was talking to Hong in LA, he already had Parker in mind for the role and so I Googled his name and his image and was like, ‘Damn, he’s handsome, he’s tall, he works out, I could be in worse positions!’”
The actor said that his fitness entrepreneur wife Liv Lo was more excited than he was about Parker.
Golding shot to fame after starring in hit movie Crazy Rich Asians.