Katie Leung interviewed on new mini-series “One Child”
Harry Potter actress Katie Leung (Cho Chang) has had a very exciting year. Named as a Breakthrough Brit by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) last month, she also stars in the upcoming miniseries One Child.
Set to air December 5-6 on SundanceTV, the two-part mini-series follows the story of a young woman named Mei. As Yahoo TV writes,
[…] Leung’s Mei, sent to an orphanage as a baby because of China’s population control policy, is asked by her birth mother to return to China and help save the life of a brother she didn’t even know existed.
On the nature of the role, Leung said,
It was a very emotional role and very difficult to prepare for.
It was [difficult] playing that character and making all these decisions. But I’m happy to be involved in a project that raises those questions for the audience. That’s what’s most important.
The clip below, an exclusive from Yahoo TV, shows one of these emotional scenes:
Mei, an astrophysics student in England, meets for the first time her sweet brother Ajun (Sebastian So), who’s been framed for the murder of an African trader outside a club in his hometown of Guangzhou. Ajun has been sentenced to death — as a stand-in for the real murderer, the son of a wealthy, politically connected businessman — and his mom, Liu Ying (Mardy Ma), has reached out to birth daughter Mei for help.
For more on Katie’s thoughts on the role, you can read the article from Yahoo TV here. One Child airs on December 5-6 at 9 p.m. on SundanceTV.
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