THE BREAKOUT STAR : VICTORIA LOKE
Who she is: The 25-year-old indie thespian-turned-actress-to-watch who stars in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians film.
Why know her: This actress/artist/ activist (her words) is a multihyphenate intent on making a difference. When she’s not pursuing acting gigs, she’s devoting her time to weightier work like AsianGirl, an ongoing collaborative feminist art series focused on “exploring issues of the Asian feminist in 21st century digital discourse”. Also, there’s her partnership with the Singapore Committee for UN Women to research contemporary strategies for the economic empowerment of South-east Asian women. And while you could term it as “doing a Jolie” (she certainly has the lips to match), that would be detracting from the fact that she’s initiated these projects all on her own. What’s next: While she could not divulge any information on Crazy Rich Asians – not even the role she plays – the film’s formidable buzz (the first Hollywood film since The Joy Luck Club to have an all-Asian cast) is likely to present Loke with her breakthrough moment. Also she promises: “There’ll be some good news soon.” We’ll be keeping our eye on her.
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