I’ll admit that I’m not a Gleek; which I’ll attribute to the fact that I cannot sing. This makes it tough to get into shows which revolve around just that. That was until Harry. First of all, I’m interested in any Asian American that can make it onto Prime Time. But Harry, well, Harry is a pop and lock that I can flex my eyes to without having to sing a note.
From Jabawokeez, to Kaba Modern, there is no doubt that Asian Americans are making it known that they can dance – and Harry Shum Jr. is leading the pack. Shum’s slick dancing capabilities combined with his suave style has helped position his side character, Mike Chang, into a starring role on the FOX television show on Glee.
But according to the November 2011 issue of GQ Magazine, Shum, a dancer, actor, and choreographer, is more introverted than he seems.
“I’m actually really shy,” claims Shum. “I’d rather dance in a corner than dance in a circle.”
Shy or not, Shum, who started out doing faceless free styling for Steven Job’s Apple’s silhouette commercials, has viewers coming back for more as his character on Glee continues to evolve.
“It’s been like a year and a half since anybody’s referred to me as ‘the other Asian.’” Shum says.
Yep, I’d sing to that.
To see the full GQ article, visit here.