Actor Matt William Knowles shares about his leading role in “Asura”, the biggest budget production in Chinese film history. Matthew also discusses his former NFL aspirations, his mastery of Mandarin Chinese, and how he considers himself to be a new breed: American Asian. (Intro: Move On?)
Acting steadily in the Far East since 2011, South Carolina-born Matt William Knowles has established himself as one of the best known Caucasian actors based in China. With breakthrough roles in major film and television productions in China, the former Clemson Tigers football player leveraged his fluency in Mandarin Chinese, becoming the first non-Asian to study acting in the history of the Beijing Film Academy, having received a Chinese government scholarship to this respected institution. With his acting ability and his 6’4” athletic frame, Knowles has become one of the most fascinating industry individuals — and a talent that reflects the globalization of film and TV — who also puts a distinct face to the entertainment business on both sides of the Pacific over the past several years.