Harry Shum Jr. attended the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles with co-star Matthew Daddario and wife Shelby Rabara.
Shadowhunters was nominated for ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ and won! Congratulations to Harry, Matt and everyone involved in the Shadowhunters team. Watch below Harry and Matt accepting the award:
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Harry Shum Jr. did a Facebook Live Chat with Shadowhunters co-star Matthew Daddario,
answering some fan questions before they head to the ‘GLAAD AWARDS’ carpet.
On Tuesday, March 28, Fullscreen released the Shadowhunters special episode for their original series Celebs react.
The 9th episode of the series is called “Runes & Tunes” and is starring Harry Shum Jr. and his Shadowhunters co-stars:Isaiah Mustafa, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Dominic Sherwood, David Castro & Alisha Wainwright.
You can sign up for a 7-day free trial and watch the episode.
Prepare for a full month of appreciation and celebration of our wonderful, Harry Shum Jr. using the hashtag
Throughout April, we will post our favorite thing about Harry according to the schedule below:
- April 1- Favorite Photo
- April 2- Favorite Interview
- April 3- Favorite Dance Video
- April 4- Favorite Character
- April 5- Favorite Quote
- April 6- Favorite Outfit
- April 7- Favorite Magnus Look
- April 8- Favorite Ship (from his projects)
- April 9- Favorite BroShip (from his projects)
- April 10- Favorite Selfie
- April 11- Favorite ShumBara Photo
- April 12- Favorite Gif
- April 13- Favorite BroShip (In real life)
- April 14- Favorite Photo from Event
- April 15- Favorite IG post
- April 16- Favorite Photoshoot
- April 17- Favorite Physical trait
- April 18- Favorite Personality trait
- April 19- Favorite Scene
- April 20- Favorite Tweets
- April 21- Favorite Movie Project
- April 22- Favorite TV Project
- April 23- Favorite Hairstyle
- April 24- Why You Love Harry?
- April 25- Favorite Photo with Charlie
- April 26- Favorite WongFu Short
- April 27- Favorite Glee Performance
- April 28- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY! (Video info below)
- April 29- Funniest Moment
- April 30- How did Harry Influence You?
On April 28- Harry’s Birthday, we’re going to post a video celebrating the journey Harry has been through in his career until that day, combined with these beautiful moments & memories, we’re going to add Birthday wishes from his fans- YOU!
Send us some nice wishes, a photo or a video or you wishing him a happy birthday, fanarts, and anything else you’d like him to see in this video, add your name, usernames on social media and where you’re from in the world!
DEADLINE- APRIL 22
Twitter (DM)- @harryshumjrnet
Instagram (DM)- @harryshumjrnet
Facebook (DM)- @harryshumjrnet
Best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox comedy-drama television series, Glee, and Magnus Bane on Freeform fantasy show, Shadowhunters, the momentum Harry Shum Jr. has created for his performing career continues as being one prolific artist himself. Harry, whose parent are originally from Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China respectively, is an American actor, dancer, singer and choreographer. He made his appearance in many productions such as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. Last year, he won “TV Breakout Stars – Male” in TV Scoop Awards, and was nominated “Ship of the year” in the MTV Fandom Awards. Following the heat of Shadowhunters, we invited Harry to share about his past roles, ongoing projects, and thoughts on current film industry.
What is your favorite character that you have played? And why?
I love them all! But currently, I think Magnus has been really fun to portray. It’s because there are no limits of him. It is a character you can do so much things with.
What do you think about your former role, Mike Chang, in Glee?
He is a kid who love dancing. In a lot of ways, I hold him a special place in my heart, because he is like how I grow up. I was very quiet, shy, and usually don’t say very much but I love dance, like Mike Chang. By dancing, my personality started to open up.
You have played a lot of different characters, is there any specific character you would want to try in the future?
I cannot really answer that question. It is because coming up to this point in my life, you know when you were a kid, someone may want to be an action star, or an action hero. For me, there is no definite like, “oh, this would be an ultimate thing.” To me, I feel like I am in the way playing a role, it’s just not a typical what people see as a bad man or superman. So, maybe that will be in the future? We will see what happens.
You did a good job at playing the action Hero Wei-Fang at the Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, what do you think about that character?
I think it is an interesting movie that is different from what it used to be. It’s like a one dimensional superhero character that fights crime, right? Wei-Fang is a warrior that lost in no direction, he has the extraordinary ability, but doesn’t know how to use it properly. It was a great experience for me to work with those professional action stars.
What other projects you have been working on except Shadowhunters?
Right now I have a series out called Single by 30. It’s on YouTube. I have a great fun doing that, it’s a romantic comedy with Kina Grannis, and I am working with a great team. The story has an Asian American content, and I am playing a role with very unique characteristics.
Talking about Asian American content, have you experienced any special challenges in the film industry as an Asian American actor?
I am not speaking for other Asian Americans. But for me, I think as long as I tried, and overcome these obstacles that everyone goes through might be different, but I just want to figure out that how I can always be better? And I just doubt at many usually problem like: how to get a role? how to break through the stereotypes? I want to help other Asian Americans to see that, it is possible to be successful in the film industry.
Harry Shum Jr. and his Shadowhunters co-star Matthew Daddario are scheduled to attend 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards as special guests. The event is set to take place on April 1st at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles – California. See the official poster below:
If you will be in Los Angeles next month and would like to attend the event, you can purchase tickets and learn more about the event HERE.
Harry Shum Jr. was scheduled to appear at ShowtimeCon2 in Barcelona, Spain this weekend (March 25th and 26th) to meet the fans, but unfortunately he had to cancel it last minute due his busy schedule – he is currently shooting Shadowhunters season 2B in Toronto. Zarata Events, the one responsible for the convention, released an official statement about it. Read it below:
From the deepest pain of our hearts we have to give you a very sad new we received just last night. Unfortunately and due to a new last minute change in the shooting of Shadowhunters, both Matt and Harry have been forced to cancel their appearance on ShowtimeCon2. The news caught us already in Barcelona, waiting for them to catch their flights in 2 days to come, and leaves us without no material time to be able to replace their attendance. We know that at this point there’s nothing we can say to mitigate your disappointment, but we want you to know that they really want to come to Spain to meet their fans, so we are working with their manager different options to be able to compensate you in some way for their absence at the convention.
This unfortunate news that has surprised us all literally two days before the event, wanted to be explained by the boys through a video made by themselves that we attach below.
VID MATT: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=sG5BvbJDHvY
You can change Harry and Matt products for the products of other guests at the convention itself, or in case you do not want the change, they will be refunded in full. To do this, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday, indicating your name, order number and detailing the products purchased, the price of each and if you prefer that we make the refund by paypal or by Bank wire. We ask you a little patience with the refund, since there are a lot of orders. When we return to Bilbao after the convention we will get full with it.
We’re so sorry 🙁
You can read the same message in Spanish HERE.
Some time ago, Harry Shum Jr. and his fellow Shadowhunters cast mates- Katherine McNamara and Isaiah Mustafa, visited the Access Hollywood studios to do some interviews about Shadowhunters and… cooking!
Check out the video below:
NOC– It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. here at the NOC. Ever since Mike Chang graduated from McKinley High, he has built quite the career — even though we might be sad that he wasn’t cast as Iron Fist. From starring in Netflix’s Crouching Tiger sequel to headlining YouTube Red’s Single by 30, Shum has gone on to become one of the busiest young Asian American actors in Hollywood. His highest profile role yet has been as Magnus Bane on Shadowhunters, the hit adaptation of The Mortal Instruments book series. The show’s second season winter finale airs tonight at 8pm on FreeForm.
Recently, I had the chance to chat with Harry and talk about what it’s like to represent so many communities — Asian American, LGBTQ, Warlock — on genre television.
KEITH: Thanks for taking some time to talk with us! I’ve been a huge fan of yours for some time. I’ve fancast you in everything, including Iron Fist.
HARRY: Wow. I appreciate that!
I mean, you’re one of the few legit Asian American stars on TV. What’s it like to be such a high-profile representative of the community?
I never look at it as, like, I’m representing a whole community, but at the same time I think it’s great that a community can look at a character like [Magnus Bane] on a TV show and be able to find ways to be proud of it. For me that’s really important.
We focus a lot on genre stuff here at The Nerds of Color. So for a show like Shadowhunters to be so diverse and inclusive is really important. Was that intentional?
It’s more about how do I make this reflect real life? Not just situations and events, but just the human side of what people go through. What I love about the show is that it never mentions “oh, he’s Asian,” not that they don’t want to, but it doesn’t matter. And the fact is the stories behind him can be so rich and different from what we’ve seen before because someone of that background has never been on television. I think it’s a cool part about it, you know?
For sure. I always thought advocating for diversity is as much about creating interesting characters as it is about opportunity for actors.
The fact that the writers can go “oh my god, look at this character we can write about!” We have these stories now. To me that is really exciting. It’s also been exciting to see on the other side of the spectrum of Asian America and the community and the warlock community. It’s really cool for people to find things they can be proud of. Just like, even on your website, you just want good stories and representation. I remember when I was five or six and watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies. As much as we want to see people who look like us, it’s important for us to have a diverse slate of films and television shows so that we can have cool stories.