Sandra Oh Supports Hoa Xuande on Set of The Sympathizer

Hoa Xuande, the Australian actor nominated for a Gotham TV Award for his role in the HBO series “The Sympathizer,” shared his experience of working alongside Sandra Oh and Robert Downey Jr. on set.

Xuande expressed his surprise and gratitude for the support he received from his costars, especially Sandra Oh. He mentioned that Oh, who played his character’s love interest, stood by him and spoke up on his behalf during the shooting period, offering valuable support to a young actor like himself.

Robert Downey Jr. was also praised by Xuande for his down-to-earth and supportive nature, as well as for providing helpful tips to boost Xuande’s confidence in his acting choices.

Xuande described working with both Oh and Downey Jr. as a dream come true, highlighting how their professionalism and encouragement helped him feel confident in his leading role in the series.

In “The Sympathizer,” Xuande portrayed a spy known as “The Captain,” navigating a complex and nonlinear storyline based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel. Despite the challenges posed by the series’ intricate plot, Xuande found the experience rewarding and appreciated the opportunity to delve into a deep and dark journey.

Aside from the professional growth and support he received from his costars, Xuande also enjoyed the fun and camaraderie on set while tackling the multifaceted narrative of the show.

“The Sympathizer” is currently available for streaming on HBO Max, offering viewers a chance to explore the gripping and thought-provoking story brought to life by Xuande, Oh, and Downey Jr.