Tadashi Hamada from Big Hero 6

Daniel Henney provided the voice acting for Tadashi Hamada in 'Big Hero 6.'(Photo : Walt Disney Pictures )

Daniel Henney has an extensive acting career which originated in Korea when he captivated audiences as Dr. Henry Kim in “My Lovely Sam Soon.” Henney provided the voice for Tadashi Hamada in the Walt Disney Pictures animated film, “Big Hero 6.”The film has received numerous honors since its U.S. theatrical release in November 2014, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. KDramastars spoke to the actor during a phone interview where he talked about his voice role in “Big Hero 6, ” and his experiences as an Asian American star in Hollywood.

He is a lifelong Disney fan who enthusiastically joined the cast of “Big Hero 6” voice actors which included Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, and Damon Wayans Jr. Henney passionately expressed his joy over the project, “To have the opportunity to participate in the 54th animated film from Disney was a huge blessing for me. I did not realize that it was going to be such as special film.”

Daniel Henney provided the voice acting for Tadashi Hamadi in 'Big Hero 6.'The animated film has received strong support from the Asian American and Asian communities abroad, for its nuanced portrayal of characters like Tadashi and Hiro Hamada. While the 1998 animated feature “Mulan” emphasized Chinese culture, “Big Hero 6” provides an Asian American perspective through its plot and setting in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo. Henney weighed in on these themes and the impact the film has had on Hollywood, “There were a lot of themes in the film that I was proud to be a part of. The Asian theme and its prevalence in the movie, I think it was a first. It was a point of pride for me to see that this was film that could open doors and could move us forward.”

“Big Hero 6” premiered amidst increased interest from Hollywood in the Asian community. While the ABC romantic comedy “Selfie” failed to attract ratings, the network has experienced success with the family series “Fresh Off The Boat.” The Korean-American actor reflected on the increased opportunities have emerged within Hollywood. He stated, “Everything is becoming more globalized. The movie business and the TV industry is changing. There is a huge Asian presence in the United States. People are now realizing that. With movies like “Big Hero 6, ” even though it is animated, doors are opening.”

He continued to explore the issue, “These projects wouldn’t have been there, years ago. There are so many doors that are opening now. I think that its a natural progression. I think it is important for us, as Asian Americans and Asians, to make sure we are ready.”

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