She was an It Girl on Crazy Rich Asians, a Countess in Mary Queen of Scots, and will soon be a blue alien on the upcoming Captain Marvel, but Gemma Chan insists she’s only human. It’s a fact hard to fathom when the British beauty has held multiple roles off-screen, from accomplished ballet dancer, violinist, swimmer and model. Did we mention she read law at Oxford University?
Of course, everything changed when she decided to pursue acting. As Chan allows us into the backstage of her life, unraveling all facade of growing up Asian and the truth behind The Other Gemma, the actress also does not shy away from issues she feels strongly about. Her stand about stereotyping, diversity and females on screen—like our February issue themed ‘The Sleep Issue’—should not be slept on.
For the full fashion spread and cover story featuring Gemma Chan, grab a copy of the Esquire Singapore February issue at newsstands and book stores.
Editor-in-chief: Norman Tan
Photography: Hew Hood
Styling: Fabio Immediato