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'Midway' Star Kenny Leu Explains How His Acting Career Started on Craiglist (Exclusive)


Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roland Emmerich’s World War II film Midway focuses on the real-life events that unfolded between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the American fleet. Considered a turning point in the war, the film recounts the Battle of Midway, depicting not only the aerial attacks that took place between the United States and the Japanese, but examines the personal stories of real-life soldiers and heroes that bravely overcame extreme circumstances.

Ahead of the film’s release, Distractify spoke with actor Kenny Leu, who plays real-life Chinese war hero Zhu Xuesan, about playing a historical figure in the film, working alongside a star-studded cast, and Asian representation in Hollywood. Check out our Q&A below. (Editor's note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.)  

Distractify: Can you talk about your character and what drew you to this project?