Ngo Thanh Van Discloses What It’s Like to Be a Woman in the Film Industry.
Beautiful, talented, and unyielding. These are just a few words that describe actress, director and producer Ngo Thanh Van, also known as Veronica Ngo. One of her recent starring roles was as the strong and courageous pilot Paige Tico in blockbuster hit Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
After Star Wars: The Last Jedi you immediately jumped into the movie Hai Phuong. Could you share more information about this project?
Hai Phuong has been in progress for almost four years since my team and I chose the screenplay. After five years of postponment, I’ve decided to return and take a lead role to show my gratitude to my audience as well as to keep the promise that I made to my Vietnamese fans. With the experience I’ve gained from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Bright, I have improved my acting, allowing me to produce a more venerated film. The audience has grown familiar with international film standards while I was abroad.
Is the assertive personality of the characters you play in the movies similar to your personality in real life?
As a fairly short-tempered and straightforward person, I find portaying decisive and strong-willed characters easier. Of course, the characters also have complicated inner turmoil which requires the actor to demonstrate a depth of emotions. The diverse and colourful experiences I’ve encountered have helped me to complete the roles as best I can.
What do you think about the cinema of Vietnam?
What we lack are facilities and conditions to implement large-scale scenes. Foreign movie producers have a team and the most advanced equipment to operate in tough conditions and on rugged terrain. They are able to set up campsites and provide sufficient living and medical conditions for the crew. Catching up to international standards is just a matter of time for us.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
TIGER WOODS CRASH: HOW IT HAPPENED!
Why he wasn’t charged! What an eyewitness saw!
‘HOME IMPROVEMENT' KID COPS TO 2 CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
FORMER “Home Improvement” kid Zachery Ty Bryan has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of domestic violence.
BIDEN FACES STEEP CHALLENGES TO REACH RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS
President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy by expanding renewables, but he will need to navigate a host of challenges — including the coronavirus pandemic and restoring hundreds of thousands of lost jobs — to get it done.
Pompeo: No more Dr. McDreamy!
WILL PARAMOUNT+ BE A MOUNTAIN OR A MOLEHILL IN STREAMING?
Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It’s betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field.
SPENDTHRIFT HABITS CHIP AWAY AT JOANNA!
Gaineses’ losses pile up as reno gurus leak money
COUNTRIES URGE DRUG COMPANIES TO SHARE VACCINE KNOW-HOW
In an industrial neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s largest city lies a factory with gleaming new equipment imported from Germany, its immaculate hallways lined with hermetically sealed rooms. It is operating at just a quarter of its capacity.
HURRICANE KANYE DROWNING IN DESPAIR!
Fears that without Kim he’s spiraling down
GOOGLE ENDS SALE OF ADS USING INDIVIDUAL WEB TRACKING DATA
Google says it won’t develop new ways to follow individual users across the internet after it phases out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser, a change that could shake up the online advertising industry.
HARRY & MEGHAN'S $500M ROYAL GAMBLE
Throwing queen under bus to nab fancy future deals