Gao at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California
|Pinyin||GÄo YÇxiÃ¡ng (Mandarin)|
|Birth name||Tsao Chih-Hsiang
September 22, 1984 |
In Asia, it is very hectic – there is no overtime, no holidays, no weekends. It's pretty rushed because they are trying to cut the deadline.
Sometimes I read that I'm not 100 per cent Chinese, because I don't look all that Chinese. That's a strange one – I am Chinese.
I like Taiwanese food, of course. I like baguettes, especially the ones that my dad buys. Vancouver has a lot of variety, with pizza, hot dogs, Italian, Indian, seafood – a great combination of culture.
After I grew some facial hair, I looked a bit older, and I guess that's what the modeling world wanted because I started booking more luxury brands.
Hopefully I can go back and forth from the United States to Asia. I feel joint productions could be the way of the future. I'll need a private plane to charter the international waters!
'The Mortal Instruments' is based on a series of novels by Cassandra Clare; it has been a New York Times bestseller, so it is pretty popular.
Hopefully, I can cross over into Hollywood, and hopefully that will bring me a bigger name in China.
I kind of got into TV when I went to visit a show my brother was working on. Soon I got the second lead in a TV show.
My brother's friend worked at a TV station, so we went in; the producer of a show asked if I wouldn't mind taking some photos for his wife, who was a talent agent. Next thing I know, I'm enroute to the agency.
I like a lot of food. I like Taiwanese food, of course. I like baguettes, especially the ones that my dad buys. Vancouver has a lot of variety, with pizza, hot dogs, Italian, Indian, seafood – a great combination of culture.