Henry Golding and Naomi Scott for W Magazine

Posted on May 02, 2019

Henry Golding and Naomi Scott cover the June 2019 issue of W Magazine photographed by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Sara Moonves.

 

 

Henry Golding

On breaking barriers for Asians: “There’s more of that happening, where parts are not written specifically for an Asian actor,” he said. “Like in Last Christmas, my character is just Tom, not ‘Asian Tom.’ That’s a big step.” He paused for a moment, considering. “I definitely hold that responsibility in high regard, in the sense that I’m leaving an impression, maybe opening some doors for whoever comes next. I want to conduct myself in the way a leading man should conduct himself.”

On his hairdressing talents: “My skills are now down to helping my wife blow out her hair every once in a while and cutting babies’ mops.”

 

 

Naomi Scott

 

On the criticism she isn’t Middle Eastern to play the part of Princess Jasmine in “Alladin”: Scott chooses not to snipe back. As a mixed-race person, she knows what it’s like to be considered too white, and not white enough, among other perceived shortcomings. “My responsibility is to the character,” she says, adding that she’s proud of the diversity of the entire cast.

On the broader world of social media: “It’s hard, man,” she says. “I’m not going to lie to you and say I never look at Twitter to see what people are saying about me. Anyone who says that is a liar! So you have to train yourself. It’s actually like a discipline not to look.”

 

Style Credits:
Henry Golding:
Cover: Bode shirt | Cartier Watch
Image: Gucci Cardigan | Saturdays NYC Shirt | Lemaire Pants | Cartier Watch

Naomi Scott:
Cover: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Dress
First Image: Givenchy Dress
Second Image: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Dress

[Photo Credit: Alasdair McLellan/W Magazine]

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