Hunky male leads in Crazy Rich Asians upends film stereotypes of emasculated Asian men: Joan Chen

Joan Chen is concerned about the crumbling goodwill between China and the United States, and describes the current situation as "dismal".
Joan Chen is concerned about the crumbling goodwill between China and the United States, and describes the current situation as "dismal".ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

SINGAPORE - It is hard to think of a performer who moves between the film worlds of China and Hollywood as easily or as frequently as Joan Chen.

The 57-year-old actress, director, writer and producer is in the popular Chinese dynastic drama series Ruyi's Royal Love In The Palace (2018) as well as in American series such as the mystery Twin Peaks (2017) and the Netflix show Marco Polo (2014-2016).

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