26 September 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Public Appearances   

John stepped out yesterday (September 25) to attend the red carpet premiere of ‘The Oath’ as part of the activities in Los Angeles Film Festival. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of John during the event.

   
 

11 September 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Public Appearances   

I’ve updated the gallery with photos of John attending the New York screening of Forever.

   

29 August 2018 / Mouza   Interviews, Video   

29 August 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Interviews, Photo Sessions   

   

As he weaves his thoughts between different subjects — from his relationship to his race (what does Asian American mean when you’re a Korean immigrant who just wanted to fit in?) and the characters he chooses to depict on screen (which almost always leads to a larger conversation on representation) to measures of success (“The career is just something that is not a part of me; it’s something that walks next to me, it’s not me”) — one thing becomes clear: At the end of the day, Cho just wants to make good movies that allow him to stretch his creative muscles. And so it is with “Searching,” his new film.

Helmed by first-time feature director Aneesh Chaganty, the indie thriller explores the grief of David Kim, whose teenage daughter (Michelle La) goes missing following the death of his wife (Sara Sohn). The entirety of the film plays out through David’s eyes, which functions as a camera of sorts as we watch the story unfold on his computer screen.

Chaganty, a self-described John Cho fanboy, and his writing partner Sev Ohanian wrote David with Cho in mind, but it required several entreaties before the actor came around.

“[The film] was out of my comfort zone, so I said no at first,” Cho says. He’d seen “Unfriended,” really the only approximate example of a movie that takes place completely on a digital screen, and didn’t like the idea of acting for a static camera. And he definitely did not want to feel as though he were making a YouTube video. But at the same time, he did like the screenplay, if only interpreted as a more traditional picture, and was flattered most of all that the role — an explicitly Korean American one at that — was created for him.

To his credit, Chaganty doesn’t give up easy. He sent off a few nervous texts, and Cho eventually acquiesced to a meeting. “When we met face-to-face, I just really liked [Chaganty] so much,” Cho says. “He had vision and conviction and a lot of charisma, and he convinced me it would be a movie. I just had a feeling about him. So I said yes.” [Source]

22 August 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Public Appearances   

John was out a couple of days ago to walk the red carpet at the screening of his latest film Searching that held at the ArcLight Hollywood on Monday (August 20) in Hollywood. I’ve updated the gallery with over 100 photos of John during the premiere.

   

17 August 2018 / Mouza   Movie Projects, Video   

16 August 2018 / Mouza   Feature, Gallery Update, Interviews, Photo Sessions   

   

But it doesn’t stop people from asking him the same questions. The actor talks about being a focal point for Asian-American representation and why nobody wanted him to do his new movie Searching.

After reading dozens of interviews with John Cho, I realize not a single one of them doesn’t ask the 46-year-old actor about Asian-American representation—the lack of it, the future of it, how being a handsome Korean American with a lengthy IMDb page puts him at the center of that conversation. After all, he’s #StarringJohnCho, the guy that had his face Photoshopped by fans in place of white actors in the name of representation. But maybe he needs a break from that responsibility. Everyone does. So, going into our interview, I think, Okay, I’m just going to talk to John Cho about his new movie. No Asian stuff this time.

Then, slouched across a gray couch after his GQ photo shoot, the first thing John Cho says to me: “I’ve been thinking about white supremacy a lot.”

So much for that. Instead of talking about Searching, the twisty thriller that takes place entirely across computer and phone screens, the one he’s here to promote, we start talking about the return of Nazis. And eventually we get to Searching, and move onto Asian-American stuff, which Cho speaks about thoughtfully, wading through it like the muddy, messy subject that it is. (It’s obvious he thinks about it a lot.) But first, I have one very pressing question… [More at Source]

10 August 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Interviews, Public Appearances, Video   

John stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden Thursday (August 09) to talk about Searching. Check out the photo and video coverage.

   


10 August 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Public Appearances   

John stepped out to attend 2018 Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet on Thursday night (August 9) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event is hosted annually to support members of the film and television community with grants scholarships and fellowships. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of John during the event.

   

9 August 2018 / Mouza   Gallery Update, Interviews, Public Appearances, Video   

John stopped by Jimmy Kimmel a couple of days ago to talk about the upcoming release of Searching. Check out the photo and video coverage.