‘First Cow’ star Orion Lee reveals his reaction to his character’s crushing last line


Lee also details his experience working with director Kelly Reichardt and her co-star John Magaro.

One of the movies that has gone unnoticed this awards season is A24’s First cow from the scriptwriter-director Kelly reichardt. The film has a cool 95 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes critics, and nearly all of the critics have pointed to Orion Lee for his excellent performance as King-Lu, a Chinese immigrant on the run for killing a Russian, who also dreams of one day owning his own farm.

Born in Hong Kong, Lee has been acting for over a decade, making appearances in box office hits such as League of Justice Y Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jediand recurring in the FX series Tyrant. After years of paying his on-screen dues, Lee finally landed a role that he could really sink his teeth into. First cow, for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor, as well as an Independent Spirit Award for his supporting role in the film.

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Orion Lee and John Magaro in First Cow

Image via A24

With the voting deadline for the Oscar nominations approaching soon, Collider’s For your consideration host Scott mantz sat down with Lee and asked him about working with Reichardt, filming in Oregon with his co-star John magaro, and because First cow It was such a rewarding project to be a part of it. Watch the full video interview at the top of this article and be sure to keep it on your radar as you are sure to get more work from First cow.

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