Set to be released on Thursday, February 17
The Hollywood London Magazine discussed projects with the truly multi-talented actor to discuss his upcoming action film, his illustrious career as an actor and dancer, as well as his other current projects set for 2022. Please use the following link to view the trailer: FIST FULL OF VENGEANCE Trailer
FISTFUL OF VENGEANCE: Superpowered assassin Kai and friends Lu Xin and Tommy (Kao) track a killer from San Francisco’s Chinatown to Thailand to avenge the death of a loved one. But their hunt soon entangles them with old enemies, a mysterious billionaire and an ancient mystical force bent on taking over the world. Iko Uwais (The Raid) stars with Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat), Lawrence Kao (Max Steel) and Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono) in this fast-and-furious martial arts action film.
A Southern California native, Lawrence discovered his love of the arts at a young age when he began playing the piano and saxophone. Lawrence soon became interested in acting as he began performing improv sketches and theater in high school, eventually landing the role as ‘Lysander’ in his school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After landing this big role, he knew acting was his true passion. On the day of the opening night of the play, Lawrence was falsely accused and arrested for attempted murder. Lawrence was forced to spend a week in jail and was potentially facing the maximum sentence of life in prison because of an eyewitness who wrongfully placed him at the scene of the crime. After facing uncertainty of his future and with time to reflect on what truly mattered to him, Lawrence knew that once he made it out of that situation, he would fully pursue his love for acting. Lawrence eventually was released just in time to be able to successfully perform on the closing night of the play. Following graduation, he went on to continue his education in theater and performance at UC Irvine. Although his true passion is acting, Lawrence decided he had a liking for dance and auditioned for the Kaba Modern dance group at UC Irvine and quickly realized his natural talents as a dancer. Once he graduated from UCI, Lawrence continued his work as a dancer, booking gigs throughout the US as well as internationally and eventually competed on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” coming in third place, right before Status Quo and Jabbawockeez. After ABDC, Lawrence shifted his priorities towards his original love and passion for theater and began auditioning for television and film roles. Lawrence’s impressive resume includes recurring roles and appearances in CW’s “The Originals,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” IMDBTV’s “Leverage Redemption,” USA’s “The Purge,” SILVER LAKE, and MAX STEEL to name a few.
When Lawrence isn’t busy in front of the camera or on stage performing classic theater pieces, he can be found with a camera in his hand as he is an avid photographer. He also continues to dance on the side with the renowned dance group, The Kinjaz, who currently have their own studios in Los Angeles and China and perform at some of the largest dance competitions around the world. He also is a fierce advocate for animals and is currently raising two dogs of his own. Lawrence also likes to keep fit by dancing, hiking, running marathons, and weight training.
Article by Fykaa Caan
The Hollywood London Magazine