WHO: Christine Ko
WHAT: Early last month, Christine Ko turned up at TCAs in a tailored Kelly-green suit, a surprising fashion movie I very much appreciated. I can also appreciate Ko’s project picking philosophies. “The stories I want to tell as an actor are ones that you haven’t seen before,” Ko tells me. This spring, the Taiwanese American actress is walking the talk in two new original projects, the FXX comedy Dave, a series based on the life of rapper and comedian Lil Dicky, and Netflix’s upcoming drama Tigertail, a multi-generational family drama set in Taiwan and New York. Two very different stories that demonstrate Ko’s range as an actor.
Dave is one of the shows that will have audiences…laughing, crying, and dancing all in the same episode. It’s a show that you’ll want to binge before bed because it’s both light and funny AND your dreams will be filled with crazy adventures that will make you think about life from a different perspective 🙂
Not much is revealed about my character Emma yet, but I can tell you…that she’s described as undeniably cool, can get into any party, and is an integral part to Dave’s career when he starts gaining success in rap.
The best part of filming this project was…trying to make Dave laugh in the middle of a take. He has the cutest, most funny high-pitched laugh and it’s so sweet and endearing. You knew that you were doing a good job at the improv if you could make him laugh because he knew all of the scenes so well so catching him off guard was really fun.
Next I have Netflix’s Tigertail, which is a particularly exciting project for me to be a part of because…it’s an ensemble of really talented Asian actors telling a personal story about a factory worker from Taiwan who finds love, moves to the states, and struggles to connect with her daughter. It will make you want to call your Dad.
The one thing you can expect from this series is… a lot of cameos from well-known rappers, artists, and TV personalities in the music world.
The stories I want to tell as an actor are…ones that you haven’t seen before. I want to highlight Asian American stories and all of the different experiences we have growing up in the US. I want to tell stories with characters that are dynamic and complex and empower women to feel like they’re being heard.
My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be…my lime green Gretel Z. suit I wore to the winter TCA’s. It was vibrant, powerful, bold, sexy, and comfortable.
However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… a white Club Monaco t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, and Fila tennis shoes.
The women I look to for fashion inspiration are…Zendaya, Jennifer Lawrence, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gemma Chan.
My winter wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces…
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