Actress Hong Chau drew on refugee past for role in science-fiction satire Downsizing
By Alison de Souza
Hong Chau, who drew on her refugee past for her role in the science-fiction satire, is the critics' darling this awards season. For her breakout performance in the science-fiction satire Downsizing starring Matt Damon, actress Hong Chau drew on her past as the child of Vietnamese refugees. The film envisions a world where some people choose to be irreversibly shrunk down to the size of toys to drastically reduce their living costs.
Chau, 38, plays Ngoc Lan Tran, a feisty Vietnamese dissident who flees the country after being forcibly shrunk while in prison.
16th January 2018