Gemma Chan at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
29 November 1982 |
London, England, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Partner(s)||Jack Whitehall (2011â€“present)|
Even though I don't necessarily believe in everything that's supernatural, I like being scared and I like things that are suspenseful.
As a means to an end, modelling was good, but I had to distance myself from it when I started working as an actress, because even though I wasn't high-profile, I found in my first write-ups that I'd be referred to as 'model Gemma Chan.'
Making a pretty picture, an image, is a completely different thing from acting to camera.
My parents are wonderful, practical, sensible people, and the expectation was that I would study something academic.
I ended up doing a local AmDram musical when I was nine or so. We had to sing and dance and act. It was probably terrible, but I loved it.
I'm quite a rational person. I'm not very superstitious, but I really do enjoy horror as a genre.