NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Star Joe Taslim

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I was lucky enough to sit down for a quick conversation with Actor, Joe Taslim who will be appearing as Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat premiering in Theaters and HBO Max this Friday!

BIO: Joe Taslim (Bi-Han / Sub-Zero) is an internationally-acclaimed artist with a body of work and distinctive craft that transcends film and television. Currently, Taslim can be seen in Cinemax’s Warrior as Li Yong, a Long Zii enforcer and secretly Mai Ling’s lover. Set during the Tong Wars in late 1870s San Francisco, California, the series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates to San Francisco from China, in search of his sister, only to be sold to one of the most powerful tongs in Chinatown. The series premiered its second season on October 2, 2020, and is also available on HBO Max.

Taslim is perhaps best known for his role as Jaka in the action-thriller The Raid, directed by Gareth Evans, which won the Midnight Madness Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2014, Taslim won Best Actor at the Indonesian Movie Awards for his role as Yamada in the Indonesian drama film Lah Tahzan. The film was also nominated for Favorite Film at the awards as well as Movie of the Year at the 2013 Yahoo! OMG Awards.

In 2013, Taslim played the lead villain in The Fast and the Furious 6, opposite Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Gal Gadot. His other film credits include Justin Lin’s Star Trek: Beyond, opposite Idris Elba; The Night Comes for Us for Netflix, which marked his first leading role in an action film; as well as the Korean feature film Swordsman.

Taslim is an award-winning mixed martial artist and currently resides in Indonesia.

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From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure Mortal Kombat, inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11. The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan, Todd Garne, and E. Bennett Walsh.

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