Jetsetting With Up-and-Coming Actor Justin Chon
Known worldwide for his role as Eric Yorkie in the “Twilight” film series, actor Justin Chon is also the star of the recently released comedy feature “21 and Over.” Although he might have gotten his acting talent from his father, a well-known South Korean television and film actor, the multitalented Chon also takes after his mother, an accomplished pianist; he plays the guitar, piano, violin, and saxophone. Born and raised in Southern California, Chon enjoys surfing, skateboarding, playing tennis, and hitting the golf course.
Q: What type of traveler are you? (i.e., adventurer, cultural explorer, free spirit, rejuvenator, spa aficionado, etc.)
A: I would say that I am a free spirit. I go with the flow, and I am willing to try anything when it comes to traveling.
Q: What types of activities do you like to do on your travels? Do you look for a place where it’s quiet and you can relax, or someplace that has great activities or nightlife?
A: I like both. Sometimes I like to chill and be mellow, and other times I like to have a wild time and party with my friends and people I meet while traveling.
Q: When thinking about where you will travel to next, what inspires you to make a decision? And what, if any, research do you do on that destination?
A: I pretty much go anywhere that I have a desire to go to. I am not a big planner. I get an idea in my head and I book the ticket and go.
Q: What is the most memorable trip you’ve taken and why?
A: I would have to say my most memorable trip was to Paris because I had always wanted to go there and I love that city. Paris is an amazing city.
Q: What is the best food find you’ve ever found on a trip?
A: The best food I have ever found is probably when I ate real pasta in Italy.
Q: What, if anything, do you always take with you when you travel?
A: My must-haves for traveling are my passport and my toiletries.
Q: What’s your best piece of travel advice?
A: Be open to anything. Enjoy the journey and the unknown. Just be open.
Q: Is there a destination where you can’t imagine not returning?
A: I could not imagine not seeing Paris again.
Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A: I like to do weekend getaways to Hawaii and San Diego.
Q: Where would you like to travel next?
A: I think Iceland would be cool so that will be one of my next destinations.
Q: Tell us about your upcoming project(s)?
A: I have a film that I co-produced and shot all summer in Hawaii called “Man-Up!“. It was a huge project, and I am very proud of how it all played out. We are in the editing process now so hopefully it will come out sometime this year.
Justin Chon’s Bio:
In addition to his roles in the “Twilight” films and “21 and Over,” Justin Chon can also be seen in the upcoming feature film “From the Rough,” opposite Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Michael Clarke Duncan, as well as in “Detention of the Dead,” “Hang Loose,” “Rock Jocks,” “Innocent Blood,” and as the title role in the dramatic festival short “Jin.” In 2009, Chon had a supporting role in the Weinstein Company feature film “Crossing Over,” which also starred Harrison Ford, Ray Liota, and Ashley Judd. He was also seen in “Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story” opposite Sean William Scott and had a starring role in the comedy/horror film “Hack.” On television, Chon appeared as a series regular on Nickelodeon’s “Just Jordan” and as one of the stars of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.”
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