Photo credit: Sydney Morning Herald
Vietnamese-Chinese-Aussie John Luc AKA youtube star Mychonny is set to star in comedian/actor Lawrence Leung’s new movie Sucker.
As SMH reports, the movie details Lawrence Leung’s life as a con-man! Or con-boy as he started out…
''Some things are real, some things are false, some things are elaborated for dramatic effect,'' says Leung. ''I had a mentor, I know how to cheat at cards, I have done three-card monty on street corners to demonstrate how it is done.”
''But I always gave the money back,'' he quickly adds. ''I don't want to incriminate myself.''
My Chonny plays the con-boy version of Lawrence in the film. ''Playing a 17-year-old is very easy because I act like a 17-year-old,'' he said.
''He [Leung] doesn't put any pressure on me, like 'that’s not how I am,''' Luc says. ''I didn't follow him around for two weeks going, 'Oh, so he uses chopsticks like this'. I play it like a bit of me, a bit of him, mash it in.''
Leung is happy to have John Luc on board. ''Ben Chessell (his long-time friend and director) remembers what I was like back then and he says we share the same mannerisms,'' Leung says. ''But what John brings to it is he has this innocence but also this really cheeky look in his eyes.”
''I can't think of anyone better to play me,'' he adds. ''Other than George Clooney.''
Sucker is due to hit cinemas next year.
You can check out Mychonny's YouTube channel here (the videos were a bit too rude for us to post).
Get to know Lawrence Leung's brand of comedy in this promo for his last comedy show: