Wong Fu Productions just announced on their Instagram that the cast of Single by 30 will be at ISA TV’s Digital Film Showcase this Thrusday (June 02, 2016) 7pm at CGV Cinemas in LA. They will show a sneak peek of the series for the first time. If you want to be there it’s free and all you have to do is RSVP as soon as possible at email@example.com.
If you are in Los Angeles, make sure you don’t miss the amazing chance to see the cast and the sneak peek of ‘Single by 30’.
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:
It’s been a good week in Harry Shum Jr’s life including his lasts days in Italy, ADR time for ‘Single by 30’, lunch with friends, and Disneyland with family. In case you missed his latest updates on Social Media we bring you a small recap of the most important things.
First of all, good things have to come to an end and after beautiful days travelling around stunning cities in Italy, Harry said goodbye to the country and flew back to Los Angeles this Thrusday (26).
Riding scooters in Capri is no joke. The roads had sharp serpentine turns. Thank god we drive them back home because we had to convince the rental owner that we were highly skilled riders. 🙄 He quizzed me on what scooter I owned then threw us the key and sent us off like we were riding into the sun. We made it to the other side of the island but not before a pit stop to more gorgeous views. #Victory #nocaprisunshere @shelbyrabara
It’s a new site, and a new tradition- Every Thursday we will post a Throwback picture, video, interview or anything else that we like to remind ourselves of of Harry.
So on our first #TBT here, I want to throw it back to a video back from 2014, that was posted by Harry on his Youtube channel Tenth + Fourth of Him dancing amazingly on a treadmill!
Such a talent!
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.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Harry Shum Jr. is making the jump to digital in a new series for YouTube Red.
Single by 30 comes from New Form Digital, the production company backed by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Discovery, and YouTube channel Wong Fu Productions. Singer Kina Grannis also stars alongside YouTube star Eric Ochoa, Hillary Anne Matthews and Alexandra Metz. YouTuber Ryan Higa guest-stars.
Created and directed by Wong Fu’s Philip Wang and Wesley Chan, Single by 30 tells the story of two high school best friends who promise to get married to each other if they’re still single by 30. Now that their 30s are fast approaching, Peter (Shum) reunites with Joanna (Grannis), and their attempt at upholding that high school promise goes in an unexpected direction.
“For Single by 30, it was important for us to cast a diverse group of actors to reflect the culture of Los Angeles, where the story is set, but to also show that being a single adult at 30 will almost always provoke nudges from friends and critiques from moms regardless of where you’re from,” said Chan.
A launch date for the series, which just wrapped production in Los Angeles, has yet to be announced. NewForm’s Kathleen Grace and Melissa Schneider are executive producing alongside Wang and Chan and Untitled’s Kendall Rhodes and Jason Newman. Todd Waldman serves as head writer on the eight-episode rom-com.
Single by 30 joins a growing roster of originals available on Red, the $10-a-month ad-free streaming service that YouTube launched last year. Red recently debuted high school-set Foursome, documentary A Trip to Unicorn Island and horror-themed reality series Scare PewDiePie, among others.