Photography by Jonathan D’Ambrosio
A risk move to take on a role in a Hollywood movie all about Asians has paid off tremendously for Malaysian born hunk Remy Hii. Not only did it solidify him as one of Hollywood’s rising Asian stars, it has also landed him a part in the MCU family. With smaller roles such as the miniseries Better Men and the physically gruelling character of Prince Jingim in the Netflix original series Marco Polo under his belt, Remy is well on his way to becoming a huge star in Hollywood.
Team MC sat down with Remy Hii for a quick cup of afternoon tea to discover more of the fresh face actor. Not only did we grille him about his most gruelling experience as an actor, but also what other roles he sees himself playing as his career progress. And we came away with a surprising discovery of just how adventurous Remy is.
MC: What got you interested in acting and what made you pursue it as a career?
Remy Hii: My mum would take me to the theatre growing up and I fell in love with the immediacy of it, the way the actors on stage could make you laugh and cry. In my last year of High School I auditioned for a play and was successful, I was taken out of school for a few weeks so I could perform every night to packed out audiences.
MC: Who inspires you and why?
RH: My parents. Both of them were immigrants who started off with little, yet worked hard and provided an amazing life and education for me and my siblings including the gift of travel. We travelled a lot growing up and I got to see some pretty amazing parts of the world thanks to them.
MC: What was your experience like on Marco Polo and how has that changed your life?
RH: Marco Polo has to be in one of the top defining moments of my career. That show had it all, incredible action, a deep layered historical plot centered around Kublai Khan and the Mongolian Empire and one of the most amazing Asian casts on screen at that time. I feel like it was overlooked in that part, we definitely deserved a third season!