Malaysia - born actor Adrian Voo is starring in a Hollywood production slated for release this month. Voo, 31, has a supporting role in the teen comedy, premiering on digital platforms on Jan 23.
The film, which stars iCarly's Jennette McCurdy, Runaways' Virginia Gardner and Angie Tribeca's Kiersey Clemons, revolves around three high school friends spending their senior year party together before heading to college.
The Kuala Lumpur native, who first left to pursue a business degree in San Francisco and later moved to Los Angeles, talks about chasing after his Hollywood dreams despite it being a cutthroat industry.
"It is incredibly competitive but so is any other industry. You have to stay true to who you are, remembering your ultimate goal - for me, that's being apart of fun storytelling and making people laugh. "
He has always harboured dreams of being an actor since he was a kid. "I grew up an only child so playing - pretend was my favourite game in the world. All I wanted to be was a power ranger, " he says.
Voo, who has been acting full - time for about five years now, says he misses Malaysia a lot: "I try to make at least two trips a year - one around my parents' birthdays, which are a week apart. I miss family and friends most. "
Source: Jakarta Post