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 the senior Film and TV editor of Hyphen Magazine and producer and host behind "Hyphen in Hollywood", the magazine's entertainment podcast, which he founded in 2019. Outside of Hyphen, he works in Film and TV Development for Made With Love Media, a production company founded by Emmy-winning producer Stephen "Dr" Love. Prior to working at Made With Love Media, he worked at Creative Artists Agency, Facebook, Twitter, and the Center for Asian American Media. He currently lives in Los Angeles.