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.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Launches #HowEyeSeeIt Campaign to Raise Awareness, Funds for Retinal Degenerative Disease Research
Campaign ambassadors – including some individuals with retinal degenerative diseases – and celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness today for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.
The Foundation has paired individuals who are affected by a retinal degenerative disease with celebrities, including Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin, to demonstrate the difficulty in performing everyday tasks with vision impairment or loss
More than 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide are affected by retinal degenerative diseases – those that cause vision loss – including age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. Yet blindness is far more broadly impactful – a recent study from JAMA Ophthalmology showed Americans rank losing eyesight as the worst thing that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of a limb, memory, hearing or speech.
The public is encouraged to get involved by visiting https://www.howeyeseeit.org/ to learn more about retinal degenerative diseases and make a donation. Individuals can also take the #HowEyeSeeIt blindfold challenge by creating a short video of themselves participating in an activity they love while blindfolded and sharing on their social media channels with the campaign hashtag #HowEyeSeeIt, tagging three friends to participate as well. The campaign will conclude on World Sight Day, October 13, 2016.
Watch the trailer:
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The full video with Harry will be available Aug. 30
Harry Shum Jr’s new series Single by 30 is on its way to Youtube Red next week (August 24). The official trailer is out on Wong Fu Productions’ main channel on Youtube and you can see a little bit more of what’s coming. Watch below:
WONG FU – “Single By 30” is a romantic drama that anyone who’s been through the wild ride of their 20s can relate to. Motivated by an innocent pact in high school to be each other’s backup plans, Peter and Joanna explore modern dating and relationships. Of course falling in love is far more complicated than we thought in high school, but hey, we also thought 30 was SO far away.
If you don’t have Youtube Red in your country click here to know how to get the show.
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- Young Hollywood Studio On February 23, 2016 In Los Angeles, California
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According to IMDb these are the Episode titles of the Youtube Red series ‘Single by 30’ Starring Harry Shum Jr. and Kina Grannis.
- Episode 1– Unpacking
- Episode 2– Dot Dot Dot
- Episode 3– Back to the Future
- Episode 4– Burn, Baby, Burn
- Episode 5– Fi-na-lly
- Episode 6– Detour
- Episode 7– Missing Out
- Episode 8– Graduation
For more info about ‘Single By 30’ click here.
5 years ago today (August 12, 2011) ‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’ came out and it was amazing.
The Movie included awesome performances, some beautiful fan stories and a lot of dancing on Harry [Mike Chang]’s part, which we
obviously love the most.
So we decided to make this short Fan-tribute video of Mike Chang in the movie:
Also, You can watch our favorite performances of Mike Chang in the Movie:
The first episode of Harry Shum Jr’s new mini-series Single by 30 will be released in two weeks on Youtube Red. To make our wait easier, Wong Fu Productions just posted the official trailer on their main Youtube channel. Watch below:
Single by 30 trailer was also presented on Youtube Red panel at Television Critics Association 2016 this past Friday (August 5th). The producers Wesley Chan and Philip Wang, and some cast members talked about the original series to the press.
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For more Single by 30 information click here.
Harry Shum Jr. finally hit 1 Million Followers on Instagram and we couldn’t be happier!
— Harry Shum Jr. NET (@harryshumjrnet) August 5, 2016
Harry is known for his amazing social media posts, and throughout the years he posted some awesome stuff on Instagram and we thought it’s a great opportunity to choose some of our favorite photos he posted and share them with you.