Crazy Rich Asians' Nico Santos Talks Fashion and Representation - An Exclusive Hyphen Video Interview

August 20, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians was released in theaters this past weekend. In honor of this significant milestone in Asian American film, our film and tv editor Christian Ting met with Nico Santos in L.A. to conduct a very special interview at the Beverly Center. Nico, who is widely known for his role as Mateo on NBC's Superstore, began his career as a stand-up comedian, with appearances at several L.A. comedy venues and United Citizen's Brigade Asian AF shows.

At the boutique fashion store Traffic Los Angeles, he discussed the dazzling press tour leading up to the film, his love of fashion and what it meant to be part of this special film.

You can find the exclusive interview here:


Special thanks to Sunshine Sachs, The Beverly Center and Traffic Los Angeles for granting us permission to film.

You can catch Nico and the rest of the cast in Crazy Rich Asians, in theaters now.


Christian Ting

Film and TV Editor

Christian Ting is an Asian-American writer currently based in Los Angeles. After several years as a cast member of UC Berkeley's Theatre Rice and working as a story editor for hardboiled APA magazine, Christian took his passion to the Center for Asian American Media, where he helped market CAAMFest 2014. Since then, he's hopped between roles at Twitter and Facebook, keeping his passion for Asian American representation at the forefront. In August 2018, he started working at Creative Artists Agency. He also enjoys the occasional quality meme.