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Harry Shum Jr. in Bello Magazine

Bello Magazine   |   Written by Hiko Mitsuzuka

Costa Rica born, Harry Shum Jr., launched his career as the only male dancer on BET’s Comic View in 2002 and has continued his dancing career to grow at a fast pace from there. He danced as lead dancer with stars such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson, then landed the role of Mike Chang on the FOX musical television phenomenon, ‘Glee’.

Beginning the series as a recurring character, Shum’s popularity and talent landed him a permanent spot as a series regular. We ask him about his experiences in the lime light and what we can expect next from this handsome wonder.

We finally got to hear you sing this season on ‘Glee'” Did Ryan Murphy give you some lessons, or were you just a closeted singer?
I’d like to call it a natural progression. I guess you always have it in you, but it takes the right situations and the push to be able to harness the capabilities of ones self. I took vocal lessons after I found out I was becoming a series regular and didn’t want my character to be one dimensional and only dance. Thankfully, Ryanand the writers took a chance and trusted me to take on singing when the character was previously pinned as the one that “Can’t Sing.” Mike Chang is a natural progression and shows the growth that can happen even when a person is so shy and afraid to just try.

Finally, we’re dying over that winter finale cliffhanger. What happens to Quinn? And Rachel and Finn’s wedding? You gotta give us something. Anything …
Let me look at the next script, and I’ll get back to you on that one… Be right back.

When did you realize you wanted to dance?
When I found myself dancing at a rehearsal for 8 hours straight and that feeling of being able to still dance for 8 hours more … That’s when I knew it was, and always will be, a part of me whether I choose to do it as a career or not.

Any music videos that inspired you as a young kid?
Too many! I grew up when music videos were a big deal and would sit in front of my TV to wait for certain one to come on. I remember watching Usher’s “You Make Me Wanna” over and over again trying to mimic the music video in my bedroom. Of course any Michael Jackson video and the ones he inspired like Ginuwine, Missy Elliot, and Janet Jackson. I’m not justifying this question by the limited amount of people I’m listening as inspirations from music videos. I’ll say that the videos from TRL on MTV are on that list.

One of our favorite ‘Glee’ episodes was “Asian F”. Do you and Mike Chang share any similar family backgrounds?
My parents were supportive of me in whatever I wanted to do. If course they had their ideas of what I “should” be doing but they never forced me to do anything I didn’t want to do. They would suggest, with constant reminders, of career choices that they foresee me being successful in, but I ultimately chose something that they could be equaly proud of. I was born in Costa Rica, so my upbringing is a bit different from Mike Chang’s family. They do share a common good of only wanting the best for their son. Oh geez, am I getting sappy and corny now? (A tear rolls down my cheek that could be mistaken for sweat) OK, next question!

How did you come to be a part of the upcoming indie drama ‘White Frog’?
Ellie Wen, the write of the film, sent it to my manager and said there was a role written for me and it sounded like an interesting project. I read it and thought it was a very touching story. There aren’t too many films about Aspergers and the subject matter was more than just that, but about a family torn apart by the disconnect with each other and the misunderstandings that go into it all. The cast is great, and I had the best time filming.

What’s in the story for you? When and Where are we going to get more Harry?
You are going to see a lot more of me. Working diligently on a couple new projects. Just wrapped a cool action short film, produced a cool music/dance project with Jon M. Chu which will be out soon, and on the constant search of a cool suoer hero suit that could ultimately win me best costume this coming Halloween. If anyone has ideas on a good costume, I’m open to suggestions. Hit me up on Twitter @iharryshum.

Source: Bello Magazine [Scans]

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Shadowhunters
Harry as Magnus Bane
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After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting.

Single By 30
Harry as Peter
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What if a silly little promise you made when you were younger, came back around when you least expected it? Peter and Joanna, good friends from high school reconnect after loosing touch 13 years ago. The 20s went by much faster than they thought, and the pressures of growing up make them revisit and old deal they made.
Update: Not picked up for a 2nd season [Source]

Crazy Rich Asians
Harry as Charlie Wu
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Well before CRA’s plot unfolds, the ultra-glamorous Astrid was engaged to Wu. Charlie had wealth, but he’s wasn’t bred from an old-money legacy like Astrid’s parents would’ve preferred. The engagement dissolved, and Astrid moved on with her current husband, Michael. Does Charlie still harbor secret feelings for Astrid? With Astrid’s suspicions about her husband’s infidelity, maybe it’s high time they met again, Before Sunset style.

Screen Time [Short Film]
Harry as Cameron
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Director Peter Huang takes a sensitive look at the role of smartphones in our lives, as we peek through a keyhole into the world of a modern suburban family.

Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station
Harry as Bao
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In this installment, the daughter of a Hong Kong tech executive goes missing in what appears to be a routine ransom job. As Breslin (Stallone) and his crew delve deeper, they discover the culprit is the deranged son of one of their former foes, who also kidnapped Breslin’s love and is holding her inside the massive prison known as Devil’s Station. Shum Jr. will play Bao, who joins Breslin’s team on the rescue mission.

Next on Shadowhunters …
Season 2 finished airing, watch it on Freeform.com , On Demand, Hulu and Netflix!

Season 3 premieres on MARCH 20
Calendar
2018
Mar 20 • Shadowhunters Season 3 premieres
Apr 28 • Harry's 36th Birthday
Aug 17 • "Crazy Rich Asians" Release
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