Galore’s Real-Life Valentine Studs: Chris Pang, Australian Actor
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. We could be interviewing celebrities, Instagram models, and other guys whose PR teams would restrict half of their answers, but we went a different route.
After all, wouldn’t you rather hear what real guys think about sex? As in, guys who you might actually have a shot at matching with on Tinder this weekend or running into at the bar on February 14th with the other drunk singles.
Chris is an Australian actor, and he’s doing big things (no pun intended).
What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
Hmm… I didn’t think Valentine’s Day was like Christmas where you can ask for anything you want from Santa! But I guess it sort of can be, just that you ask for anything you want from your lover instead, right? That kind of wish is dangerous, but I’m a hopeless romantic, so I just want to be loved!
Do you think Valentine’s Day is overrated?
If you take away all the commercialism and gimmicks from V-day, then it’s really a celebration of love and how can that be overrated?! Unless you are single in which case, it is just a depressing day to highlight your loneliness, kick you while you’re down, rub salt in your wounds…
What’s your most memorable Valentine’s Day (good or bad)?
There was one year where I had just finished remodeling an apartment and it was still empty. I had this brilliant idea to set it up as the perfect Valentine’s date destination complete with rose petals and candles and everything you can think of. Nighttime came and I blindfolded my date so that when we got there I could reveal it all and watch her heart melt but this was my first mistake. My second mistake was forgetting that the builders had come in to finish things off in the apartment and one of those things was the locks! So finally, when we got there I couldn’t get inside! I had dragged this poor girl all the way blindfolded in the car and now had her sat outside wondering what’s going on and where she was while I frantically made a bunch of calls. She sure trusted me a lot to wait that out.
What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
I’ve been lucky in this department! I’ve never had a stand out terrible date experience but there was one time where I had bad food poisoning. I lasted the entire date hunched over clutching my stomach and trying to stay casual and avoid the fetal position! I found myself driving her home like a grandma with the seat forward and steering wheel right in front of my face in pain. I explained to her very calmly that I had to stop for a second and I got out and walked behind the car where I violently threw up. After I composed myself, I hopped back in the car to continue driving and told her that she probably shouldn’t kiss me tonight.
What are your deal breakers when it comes to dating someone?
Oh, I’m picky so I have a list, but at the top are people who spend all their time checking their phones. That’s just rude and disrespectful!
What’s the lamest pick up line you’ve ever used?
I try not to use them unless I’m joking around, but there was one time I thought it’d be a great idea to try to meet people by being a complete weirdo creep. Once I got some eye contact, I hovered over with a crazy look on my face and arms outstretched like a zombie. The girl sort of screamed and started moving away and I ended up chasing her around the club as a zombie. Then afterwards we had some drinks and agreed that that was the dumbest way either of us had met anyone.
What’s a stereotype you’ve heard about Asians guys? How have you broken that stereotype?
Well there’s the obvious one: that Asian guys have large… brains. I’ve broken that one many times. A lot of my friends agree that I am probably both dyslexic and have the worst memory in the world.
Talking about breaking stereotypes though, in my role in Tomorrow, When the War Began I got the white girl and that’s big for an Asian on screen.
What’s the best way that a girl can apologize to her dude after she messes up?
You’re after answers that you can actually publish right? An actual sincere apology is a start, but if that is not enough then find a way to show him that you care. Do something nice for him.
What’s the craziest thing someone has asked you for in bed?
Well you’ve asked the wrong question there because usually it’s me asking. The weirdest thing anyone has asked me though is “Can I lick your eyeball?” and despite every one of my instincts and everything hygienic, I said yes.
Sex with the lights on or off?
I’m an actor. On.
What’s the sexiest thing about girls in the winter?
I’d say legs. In wintertime everyone is wrapped up in layers like a babushka doll, but you can usually still tell who has nice legs. Then, just like a babushka doll, you know what’s inside but you still just have to open it and see.
Where would you take a girl for a V-Day date?
This is hard, because I just moved to LA and I don’t know all the little secret corners of the city yet. Anywhere I can think of will be packed full of people so… I guess I would like to prepare a nice dinner at home and treat her to a nice Chris Pang dining experience with a splash of romance.