Designer Prabal Gurung reveals story behind Gemma Chan’s Met Gala homage to Anna May Wong
Donning a look inspired by history, time stopped when Gemma Chan walked onto the red carpet of this year’s Met Gala.
This year’s Met Gala featured a number of first-time appearances by Asian and Asian American celebrities, from world-renowned female K-pop stars to record-breaking athletes. The event was much more of an intimate gathering — it had only about a third of the normal guest list size due to the ongoing pandemic — but the stars showed up and turned heads nonetheless.
With the theme “American Independence,” here are some of our favorite looks and what fans had to say about them.
If given the chance, Gemma Chan may refuse to play the role she had taken in BBC’s “Sherlock” back in 2010.
The controversy: Chan, best known for her roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, played a Chinese pottery expert in “Blind Banker,” the second episode in the first season of “Sherlock.” The controversy lies around the character’s use of a thick Chinese accent, involvement in smuggling activities and overall portrayal of a damsel in distress.
A podcast co-produced by Gemma Chan that centers on the murder of Vincent Chin in 1982 is now available.
What you need to know: “Hold Still, Vincent,” which was announced in early April, begins with a table read of a feature screenplay by Johnny Ngo.
Marvel Studios released the first teaser trailer for its highly anticipated film, “Eternals,” on Monday.
What it’s about: The studio’s upcoming film will introduce fans to a new team of superheroes.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently discussed the casting of the “Eternals” and revealed the importance of Gemma Chan’s role in the movie.
In an interview with Variety, Feige shared how critical the casting was for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film as the characters were modified from the original comics to allow for a more diverse representation.
Fashion blogger and journalist Susie Lau and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan have called out the Sunday Times for playing down the “casual racism” in its tribute article to the late Prince Philip, who died earlier this month at 99 years old.
The Sunday Times published a front page report one day after Prince Philip’s funeral on April 18, saying the British public “secretly enjoyed” the late Duke of Edinburgh’s racist comments, according to Insider.
Gemma Chan is partnering with A-Major Media and M88 to produce a podcast and a subsequent feature film based on the murder of Vincent Chin.
Chin, a Chinese American engineer, was killed at his own bachelor party in 1982 Detroit by two white unemployed autoworkers who reportedly thought he was Japanese and blamed him for “stealing” their jobs.
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan will launch her first global campaign for L’Oréal Paris this month after becoming the French cosmetic company’s new partner.
The 35-year-old actress joined L’Oréal Paris after the company announced the news on Nov. 17. She is joined by other Hollywood A-listers, including Eva Longoria, Viola Davis and Helen Mirren, according to US Magazine. L’Oréal currently tops the list of the world’s biggest beauty brands with annual sales of just under $30 billion.
“Crazy Rich Asians” and “Captain Marvel” actress Gemma Chan will receive the prestigious Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.
Chan celebrated the big news by attending the Max Mara Fall/Winter 2020 Show in Milan, Italy on Feb. 20 as well as the dinner the night before the show, according to Just Jared.
A little less than a year after “Crazy Rich Asians” took over America, cast members Henry Golding and Gemma Chan have ventured into making their own movies.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Golding proudly announced his Long House Productions, saying “thinking man’s action and sci-fi will be the name of the game.”
Gemma Chan has responded to criticisms over her role as Bess of Hardwick in the 2018 film “Mary Queen of Scots.”
Chan, whose breakout performance in the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians” opened her acting career to more movie roles, plays a prominent White Countess in Elizabethan English society in the period drama.