Toy Lei Talks About Playing Auntie Victoria in ‘The Brothers Sun’ – Interview Rewind

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Asian-American actress Toy Lei stars as Auntie Victoria in the new Netflix series ‘The Brothers Sun‘, talking music, acting and snowboarding.

Editor’s Note: This Interview was originally conducted in February but missed its posting date:

Asian-American actress Toy Lei stars as Auntie Victoria in the new Netflix series ‘The Brothers Sun‘, which premiered globally this month. Created by Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu, the show is set in the Asian-American community of the San Gabriel Valley and features an all-Asian cast both in front of and behind the camera. Described as high stakes, gripping, and binge-worthy, the series is an action-packed comedic drama consisting of eight episodes.

Toy Lei with co-star Justin Chien from, ‘The Brothers Sun’, now streaming on Netflix.

Lei’s character, Auntie Victoria, is a friend to Michelle Yeoh’s character and often partners with her in Mahjong games. Lei learned how to play Mahjong from Yeoh herself, demonstrating her dedication to her craft. Despite being an international story, ‘The Brothers Sun‘, presents a universal narrative that transcends ethnicity, emphasizing relatable themes for all audiences. Lei’s involvement in the series highlights the importance of authentic representation without making ethnicity the sole focus. Additionally, Lei has appeared in recurring roles in popular shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘, ‘Son of Zorn‘, and ‘Teen Wolf‘, showcasing her versatility as an actress.

In addition to her acting career, Lei is a certified snowboard instructor with five seasons of experience, specializing in helping individuals successfully conquer their first jump. Furthermore, she has showcased her musical talents by playing bass alongside Loiz Lane, a musical act that appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show.

Lei is an exceptional actress and transitioning from music to television seems effortless while watching her perform in ‘The Brothers Sun‘. What makes this interview unique is that this was our very first encounter and it felt like having known her for many years leading up to this conversation.

We look forward to another season of ‘The Brothers Sun‘, in the next year or so, once Netflix gives the final approval.

The Brothers Sun‘, is now streaming on Netflix.

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