Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding admits he helps wife Liv Lo style her hair

Well done: Henry Golding admits he's put the long hours of lockdown to good use by falling back on his former career as a hairdresser and helping wife Liv Lo with her blow-drys

‘I’ll finish off the back for her!’ Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding admits he’s put lockdown to good use by helping wife Liv Lo style her hair

Henry Golding admits he’s put the long hours of lockdown to good use by falling back on his former career as a hairdresser.

The Crazy Rich Asians star has enjoyed an unconventional rise to the top after originally dropping out of school at 16 and taking a job as an apprentice hairstylist in Surrey.  

Malaysia born Golding, 33, has since traded southern England for southern California and a new life with his stunning wife, fitness guru Liv Lo, in Hollywood.

Well done: Henry Golding admits he's put the long hours of lockdown to good use by falling back on his former career as a hairdresser and helping wife Liv Lo with her blow-drys

Well done: Henry Golding admits he’s put the long hours of lockdown to good use by falling back on his former career as a hairdresser and helping wife Liv Lo with her blow-drys

And he admits to winning some brownie points from Lo by putting his hairdressing skills into practice as they isolated together throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

He told the Radio Times: ‘Once in a while, when she’s struggling with a blow dry in the morning, I’ll finish off the back for her.’

Lockdown has temporarily curtailed a zig-zag acting career that only took off after he quit hairdressing and journeyed to his native Malaysia for a fresh start as a travel presenter, a job that led to his first starring role in Malaysian comedy Pisau Cukur.

Unusual start: The actor  has enjoyed an unconventional rise to the top after originally dropping out of school at 16 and taking a job as an apprentice hairstylist in Surrey

Unusual start: The actor  has enjoyed an unconventional rise to the top after originally dropping out of school at 16 and taking a job as an apprentice hairstylist in Surrey

Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a Singapore wedding, helped turn him into star – paving the way for prominent roles in A Simple Favour and the Wham! inspired Last Christmas. 

The latter saw him star alongside acting legend Emma Thompson, and he admits to posing incredulously in the bathroom mirror with one of her two Academy Awards during a visit to her home. 

 ‘I wasn’t practising my future speech, I promise!’ he said. ‘OK, I did have a ridiculous grin on my face, but an Oscar isn’t a goal for me yet. I want to make as many amazing, fun and beautiful movies as possible first.’ 

Big break: Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a Singapore wedding, helped turn him into star (pictured, with co-star Constance Wu)

Big break: Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a Singapore wedding, helped turn him into star (pictured, with co-star Constance Wu)

Through it all Golding has maintained an unbreakable bond with his wife, who he met long before his fortunes changed and helps ensure his feet remain firmly planted on the ground. 

He said: ‘It’s all about transactions. I went into the industry with a strong head on my shoulders and I’m lucky to have a wife who doesn’t let me get away with anything.

‘We’ve known each other for a decade and have been dating for almost as long. We’ve been through the wringer, through the highest and lowest times.’

The full interview is available in the latest edition of Radio Times. 

Resourceful: While lockdown has temporarily curtailed his career, he admits to winning some brownie points from Lo by putting his hairdressing skills into practice as they isolated together

Resourceful: While lockdown has temporarily curtailed his career, he admits to winning some brownie points from Lo by putting his hairdressing skills into practice as they isolated together

Read all about it: The full interview is available in the latest edition of Radio Times

Read all about it: The full interview is available in the latest edition of Radio Times

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