Shuang Hu on Ronny Chieng: International Student & The Family Law
Law is about conflict. Don’t talk to girls. Don’t get drunk. Don’t tip. I love working with Ronny. He’s great. He’s not what he’s like on stage. He’s amazing, he’s such a thoughtful guy. If you really want to help, get us some food. There’s a vending machine on the second level. Go! He’s a real Asian gentleman. Believe in yourselves and you can do anything. Sorry we’re late. Thank Christ you’re here! These losers are getting us killed. Wei Jun, she is an international student. She studies in the same course as Ronny and she happens to meet him during orientation week. I think because they have that Asian root connection, they just form a bond in their little Asian gang. Get off the raft! Anyone who’s ever been an international student or who’s gone to school with international students will be able to relate to the stories. Before The Family Law, auditions would come maybe once or twice a year for me. There were not many roles at all and the ones that were, were like very bit part roles or Asian accent roles, very small and boxed into a corner. Whereas now, I get auditions quite regularly for different types of roles, and not just Asian roles. See, no need to buy a dress. Mummy can make myself. Wow! That’s a lot of patterns. I think the great thing about these shows is they’re written by Chinese people or people with an Asian background who have lived that. They’re both based on true stories. Benjamin (Law) and his family and then Ronny Chieng’s experience at university when he was studying in Melbourne. So they’re semi-biographical and a lot of it is quite real. I think that’s a big part of their success. You fully pumped? I’m moderately pumped.