Harry Shum Jr. is in New York City, NY this Wednesday to promote his new series ‘Single by 30‘ which premieres today on Youtube Red. He stopped by at iHeartRadio earlier and attended AOL Build Series NYC to discuss the new show, Shadowhunters, Glee and more. Watch the interview below (starts at 10:20):
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Today (August 24) Harry Shum Jr. will be interviewd by BUILD Series and fans get the chance to sit inches away from him!
Join Harry Shum Jr. from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) as he discusses “Single By 30” a romantic comedy show about two high school best friends who made a promise to get married if they’re still single when they’re 30, and now they’ve run into each other 12 years later – and try to honor the pact.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY for security purposes (No age minimum).
AOL BUILD Studio – 770 Broadway 4th Floor , New York, NY 10003, United States – View Map
For those who aren’t able to go, You’ll still be able to watch the livestream of the interview at: build.aol.com
For those interested, Wong Fu Productions will be doing a livestream chat today at 1 PM (PST) on their main Youtube channel, and will be answering your questions regarding “Single By 30”.
PEOPLE – Harry Shum Jr. escaped the dating app revolution, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have innocent fun with Tinder.
“I met my wife during the time that people were meeting each other on Facebook, so I got a little taste of it,” the former Glee star tells PEOPLE of meeting Shelby Rabara, whom he wed last year. “But half my friends are on dating apps and every time I’m out to dinner with them they let me play on the app and I get to swipe left and right.”
Shum, 34, thinks the apps are fascinating but “put in the wrong hands, it can be a little devastating to someone’s self esteem” he says. “But it’s just another tool – it’s the same thing as going to a bar.”
Using his friends’ Tinder accounts was useful research when Shum signed on to star in Single by 30, which is about a guy and a girl who make a pact at 18 to marry each other if they are not married by the time they are 30.
“She uses it as a safety net to take chances and put herself out there but he is in love with her,” Shum says of his character, who meets back up with his high school crush just six months before their 30th birthdays.
“We have a whole episode dedicated to dating apps,” Shum says of the series, which PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek of above.
“There are so many ways to meet people today,” says Shum, who co-stars on his new series with social media stars Kina Grannis, Eric Ochoa, Anna Akana, Hillary Matthews, and Manon Mathews. “I say, ‘Whatever works!’ ”
Single by 30 is produced by Wong Fu Productions and will premiere Aug. 24 on YouTube Red.
Harry Shum Jr. and Shadowhunters co-star Matthew Daddario were interviewed by Shine On Media at Teen Choice Awards 2016. They talked about Malec, training for season 2, the support of fans and their favorite Justin Timberlake song – who received ‘Teen Choice Decade Award’ during the show. Harry also talked to WhoSay on the teal carpet and shared his most embarassing teenage story. Watch below:
Today (June 8th) Harry Shum Jr. accompanied his mother to a radio interview to Sing Tao Chinese Radio AM1400 in San Francisco. They did a live stream on Facebook and you can watch it below, but the whole chat is in Cantonese.
Harry Shum Jr. was in Argentina two months ago to promote Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and he talked to Diario Show about the movie and they posted the interview this Sunday (29). Harry talks about his multicultural background, reaction on being cast as Wei-Fang, how being a dancer helped him to learn the martial arts and the injury on set. Watch below:
OUT MAGAZINE – Harry Shum Jr. is taking a much-deserved break. The 34-year-old actor and dancer is making his way through Italy this spring with wife Shelby Rabara for the couple’s honeymoon.
In a call after leaving Florence, though, Shum is already gearing up for the second season of Shadowhunters, the TV adaption of the popular fantasy-novel series on Freeform. He’ll return to his role as Magnus Bane, the immortal warlock who falls for half-angel Alec (Matt Daddario) in the first season.
Writers will start on the second season in the coming week, which will premiere in 2017.
Shum thrills as Magnus, serving a style that is less camp and more authentic glamour.
“He’s basically a rock star,” he says. “Very David Bowie, very Perry Farrell, a little bit of Prince. He has the glitter, the makeup, the hair that reaches high to the heavens. He wants to enjoy life, but at the same time, he’s very compassionate.”
Alive for over 400 years—“give or take a century”—Magnus is the high warlock of Brooklyn and loves to make Faustian deals for his magical services.
“He’s snarky, he’s witty, and he’s got this top layer that’s not affected by what happens because he’s seen so much,” he says. “I wanted to strip back those layers and really see what I could play with.”
Nothing seems to get under Magnus’s skin—until Alec Lightwood comes along.
“I think Magnus gets bored really easy,” Shum says. “Alec still doesn’t know what his feelings are, and that really draws Magnus in. I think it’s a yin and yang—something Magnus has rarely, if ever, felt. With a girl or guy.”
Fans of the book series are very protective of Magnus and Alec, and the writers took great care. The episode when the two kiss was intentionally named “Malec”—the typical ‘ship name for the pair.
“Trust us, the fans were definitely on our minds throughout the season,” says Shum, laughing. “The writers didn’t speed through the relationship. They took their time. It allows for more to happen. Sometimes, you can go in the wrong direction. Even though it’s a fantasy show, you can lose your grounding. Thank God, the fans seem pretty happy right now.”
The next season, Shum hopes Magnus gets the chance to come out of his shell more and guide Alec through his coming out. But he’s also looking for more sparks to fly—literally.
“I would love to see Alec and Magnus fight together,” he says. “That would be so cool to see. Fighting together would be hilarious dialogue, some great effects and action. And of course, magic! You can never have too much magic.”