Alan S. Kim, who recently made waves for his work in the Oscar nominated film Minari, has landed his next role in Awkwafina is Nora From Queens.
Alan S. Kim, notably from this season’s awards hopeful film Minari, has just been cast in Awkwafina is Nora From Queens. The eight year-old actor will follow his first role with a more comedic turn. Season 2 of the Comedy Central show is currently in production, with no concrete release date as of yet.
Awkwafina is Nora From Queens follows a fictionalized version of The Farewell and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina’s (real name, Nora Lum) real-life origins in Queens, NYC. The show’s first ten-episode season premiered early last year to favorable reviews. While Awkwafina’s past was on display, her future continued to flourish, with secured roles in long-awaited projects such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Alan S. Kim is on the verge of a meteoric rise as well. Charming the masses on the awards show and press circuit, Kim is one new member of Hollywood everyone is talking about.
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Thankfully, Hollywood’s newest sweetheart isn’t going anywhere. Reported by TV Line, Kim has just secured an important role in the upcoming second season of Awkwafina is Nora From Queens. In season two, Kim will portray a younger version of Wally, Nora’s dad, in flashbacks. The current version of Wally, currently played by BD Wong, will seemingly receive a more fleshed out backstory with Kim’s position as a guest star.
Kim blew audiences and critics away with his work as David in Minari, which is nominated for six Oscars this season—including Best Picture, Best Director, and some acting nominations for Walking Dead alum-turned-indie-starlet, Steven Yeun, and Youn Yuh-jung. Kim, himself, is not exempt from the fruits of the awards circuit, netting himself a Critics Choice Award—with an emotional acceptance speech that went viral—and a record-breaking BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor, the youngest nominee in the history of the British awards. Additionally, it was announced in January that Kim would be starring alongside Eighth Grade standout Elsie Fisher in a dark comedy called Latchkey Kids from John J. Budion.
With an adorable presence, a high calibre talent, and a quintessential youthful energy, Kim is capturing the hearts of moviegoers and moviemakers alike. From breaking records at such a young age, the rest of the world is lucky to see where Kim’s career blossoms with Awkwafina is Nora From Queens as his next step. One thing is for sure, working with critically acclaimed creators one after the other, doesn’t seem to be too bad of a start.
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Source: TV Line
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