Vera Chok shoots the role of Ada Bau in the upcoming series of Chewing Gum for E4.
Chewing Gum focuses on Tracey Gordon (portrayed by Michaela Coel), a religious Beyoncé-obsessed 22-year-old who is fast finding out that the more she learns about the world, the less she understands.
Tracey and her mates are in their early twenties, living in an estate in Tower Hamlets, east London. Some of them have full time jobs, some are in uni, some are already parents. But really – they are all stuck. Stuck in their youth and still trying to coast through their days with minimum responsibility. Future plans don’t extend much beyond saving up for the latest pair of trainers, a new car, or a Cambodian Weave. They live in the moment.
Tracey, however, seems capable of more. But growing up in a strict religious environment means she is ‘underdeveloped’ in many areas, and so her path into adulthood has been… interesting. She is wise, but innocent, genuflecting equally to both her idols – Beyoncé and Jesus. Living in a swiftly changing London, we watch as she crashes her way through what she should and shouldn’t be doing.
Series two of Chewing Gum will air later this year on E4.Overview
Vera Chok boasts an impressive list of stage and screen credits. Recent stage credits include The Winter's Tale and Harlequinade for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre, The Hard Problem at the National Theatre and Hidden at the Royal Court.
Vera plays the role of Prodigium Tech in The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (Universal Studios). Other recent film credits include Miss You Already and The Riot Club.
Vera is also an experienced physical theatre actress with clowning and comedy skills. Her training includes Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, Paris.
Vera also has bases in Malaysia and Los Angeles.About Sainou
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