Whether you are in the mood for a comedy or drama, a movie or television show, a streaming original, or network comedy, you can easily flip the channels any day and come across one Christine Ko! Actress Christine Ko has such a strong resume and with three very strong and popular projects currently being aired, there is no doubt Christine Ko is a rising star in the entertainment industry. Christine caught our attention in Hulu’s hit shows “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Only Murders in The Building” and now is being watched weekly on FX’s Dave. With her undeniable talent, versatility, and natural charm, Christine Ko is an undeniable Bello Mag Star that has made her mark!
From playing Lily in “The Handmaid’s Tale”, Nina in “Only Murders in the Building”, and most recently Emma in “Dave” among many other characters, is there a character you would consider to be your favorite? The reason for it?
It’s hard to pick a favorite because they’re all so different but Emma holds a special place in my heart b/c I’ve been with her so long. I’ve had 3 seasons to understand who she is as a character and watch her grow. It’s so fulfilling playing her because she feels so different from my personality. I get to play a character who says everything that’s on her mind without a filter and there’s something incredibly freeing about that. I love the journey the writers take with Season 3 with Emma’s career. She fulfills her goal of directing Lil Dicky’s music and she also embarks on a new journey of directing a documentary of Dave on tour.
Tell us about the most memorable experience you’ve had shooting with the cast of “Dave” and the cast of “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
One of my favorite moments is a scene in Season 1 where the whole cast is at a backyard bbq and in the middle of the convo Gata pulls out a piece of raw salmon and asks Mike to cook it for him. Not only did Gata pronounce the L in salmon but he also mentioned that the salmon had been sitting in his backpack for hours. We couldn’t stop laughing in the middle of the scene and it took us forever to finish but it was a great moment. When we shot the scenes in the Mayday camp for The Handmaid’s tale, the set was in the middle of the forest and we had to take gators to the set because it was so muddy. We would blast Whitney Houston and sing along. It was a nice light moment before we shot some heavy scenes.
“Dave” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” embody both Comedy and Drama respectfully. Which do you prefer or believe you convey more strongly?
I really enjoy both. There’s a comfort I feel in dramas and I can be honest and vulnerable in the scenes. With comedy, each scene is a fun challenge and I enjoy it.
What do you do in your free time when you’re not acting?
I love spending time with my fiance and my dog. We go on hikes in Los Angeles and I really love to cook. My mother is an incredible cook and I love learning the family recipes.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto you live by?
Do the work, it’ll never work against you.
If you could choose, what would be your perfect day and how would you describe your fashion style?
A perfect day for me is, no alarm, enjoying a coffee on the porch, spending quality time with my fiance, laughing with friends, cuddling with my dog Cali Bear, having a good meal, and finishing the night on the couch watching Succession. My fashion is a combination of comfortable, chill, menswear, mixed with form-fitting glamour.
Tell us two truths and a lie. Hopefully, our readers will be able to point out the lie.
I love turtles. I love soup. I love cooked carrots.
Can you tell us what exciting things are happening in 2023?
I’ll be working on my first studio feature film this summer and I’m very excited!
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Editor In Chief + Creative Direction Aleksandar Tomovic (Editor in Chief) @alekandsteph
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