General audiences won’t get the chance to see Hong Chau’s breakthrough performance in Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” until the film is released on Dec. 22, but film festival viewers have already been raving about her heartfelt comedic turn. And now the rising star has a Golden Globes nomination for only her second major movie.
Congratulations! How are you feeling this morning?
Thank you! Well, I took a red eye to New York from Los Angeles so I got in at 6, battled traffic to get into the city, checked into the hotel, took a shower, and I was in the middle of my shower when I got the news — I had to wash out the shampoo, but I had to put conditioner in my hair because it was a tangled mess, so by the time I finally got out of the shower I had all of these messages and voice messages on my phone from people congratulating me. It was just so nice that people were up at 6 am in Los Angeles calling me.