Henry Golding made his feature-film debut as the male lead in this summer鈥檚 smash-hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. Now, less than a month later, he鈥檚 starring in another one of the year鈥檚 buzziest movies: the Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick thriller A Simple Favor. Golding plays Sean Townsend, the husband of Lively鈥檚 enigmatic character Emily Nelson, who disappears after asking her best friend, Kendrick鈥檚 Stephanie Smothers, to do a 鈥渟imple favor鈥 for her.

Promos for the Paul Feig-directed film have been intentionally vague, which plays into the movie鈥檚 central mystery. One of the themes in the story 鈥 and this is in the trailer, so it鈥檚 not a spoiler 鈥 is the idea that we all have these secret sides of ourselves, these things that nobody else knows about us. So, we had to know: What would people be surprised to find out about Golding?

鈥淚鈥檓 an inner geek,鈥 he told Brit + Co at the film鈥檚 world premiere at NYC鈥檚 Museum of Modern Art on Monday, September 10. 鈥淚鈥檓 a massive comic book fan. I grew up on fantasy books, and I still love them. Science fiction is like my greatest thing. I used to play Pokemon as a kid, I used to play Magic the Gathering. Could not get any geekier, really.鈥

Somehow, we have a feeling that will only make him more attractive to fans. As Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, Golding didn鈥檛 just sweep Constance Wu鈥檚 Rachel Chu off her feet 鈥 he made audiences all over the world fall in love with him, too. The actor, who鈥檚 married to TV host Liv Lo, appreciates the enthusiasm but admits that all of the attention has been a little overwhelming.

Henry Golding in A Simple Favor

鈥淚 guess it鈥檚 a blessing?鈥 he joked. 鈥淎 lot of people are like, 鈥楬ow do you feel about being a heartthrob?鈥 And I鈥檓 like, 鈥業鈥檝e been the same guy for a little while.鈥 But no, it鈥檚 been extremely sweet. It鈥檚 been amazing, especially being able to work with Paul Feig on this film. I鈥檝e been such a fan of his for so long.鈥

Feig has similar praise for Golding. 鈥淚 love Henry Golding so much,鈥 the director told THR. 鈥淗e鈥檚 the greatest guy and the nicest man in the world. And he works so hard and he鈥檚 just a team player. He鈥檚 so elegant. I feel like I鈥檝e got my own personal Cary Grant now, so it鈥檚 very exciting.鈥

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