Talented Young Thing: Henry Golding Makes TIME's '100 Next 2019' List

Going places, this fella.

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Talented Young Thing: Henry Golding Makes TIME's '100 Next 2019' List

Malaysia's favourite son at the moment.

Boy, it sure does seem like Malaysian actor Henry Golding is going places.

His latest feat? Being named in TIME's '100 Next 2019' list.

According to a report by Malay Mail, the 32-year-old Sarawakian was named as one of the next 100 rising stars who are shaping the future in their respective fields, like business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and more.

Golding joins many famous names in the list, including Lil Nas X, Blackpink, Lily Singh, Liza Koshy and Awkwafina, to name a few.

In the list, his profile was written by his 'Crazy Rich Asians' co-star and fellow Malaysian, actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh.

“The first time I met Henry Golding, I was so delighted that Jon M. Chu, the director of Crazy Rich Asians, had found me the 'perfect son'. It was Henry’s first feature film of any type, and to walk into a major production and deliver such an essential performance immediately showed that this man was going to be a force.

“His ethnicity, his background and his success reflect the inevitable—that we are all one race, one global culture, and we will soon no longer have to talk about controversies surrounding representation. I am proud of his push for Asian representation.

A Malaysian connection.
“We had no idea if 'Crazy Rich Asians' would be well-received or not. Fast forward two years and we’re working together on another film, with Henry again in a leading role. This time, though, we’re both playing characters that weren’t specifically written for someone of Asian descent.

“I feel very fortunate to know such an incredible man who’s never lost sight of where he came from,” wrote Yeoh.

Congratulations, Encik Henry Golding! Up next, an Oscar award, perhaps?

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