4.05.2019

Angry Reader of the Week: Jason Tobin

"I told my parents that I wanted to be the Bruce Lee of acting."


Photo Credit: Faye Thomas

Hey, everybody! Here we are again. Time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Jason Tobin.


Who are you?

My name is Jason Joseph Tobin and my Chinese name is To Jun Wai.

What are you?

I'm British and Hong Kong Chinese. My father is of Welsh and Irish descent and my mother's side of the family is from Hong Kong.

Where are you?

I'm in Cape Town, South Africa where we film Warrior.

Where are you from?

I'm from Hong Kong but I went to school in the UK, the Philippines and the US.

What do you do?

I'm an actor, writer and director.

What are you all about?

In the words of Bruce Lee, I'm all about "honestly expressing myself."

I've been a lifelong Bruce Lee fan and martial artist and when I realized that I wanted to be an actor, I told my parents that I wanted to be the Bruce Lee of acting.

What makes you angry?

In this day and age what makes me angry is how polarizing every thing has become and how there is no room for nuance or a point of view that doesn't toe the line of whichever party you're on. Something else that pisses me off is seeing how much disdain there is towards science and education and pride in ignorance.