Hollywood star heaps praise on Taiwan’s success in curbing virus

Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt talking at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently expressed shock at seeing Taiwanese reporters sitting together during an online interview for the promotion of his new Netflix thriller “Project Power with castmate, Rodrigo Santoro.

Upon witnessing their close proximity, Gordon-Levitt exclaimed, “How could you all stay so close to each other?” During the interview, Gordon-Levitt then said that he read reports on how Taiwan has combated the virus and expressed praises at the excellent work. 

“Taiwan has successfully found ways to fight the coronavirus, and that was amazing! I’ve read reports on Taiwan’s preventive measures that prevent further spread of the virus by tracking the people with whom the patients came in contact with. It was quite exciting!” 

The popular Hollywood star hit pause on his career in 2017 after he became a father. Four years later, Gordon-Levitt returned to the screen, only to come face to face with the COVID-19 pandemic after wrapping up “Project Power.” 

The virus thus forced shut the filming of another series Gordon-Levitt was working on. Though he confessed to being a bit disappointed at first, he soon realized how lucky he was and was quoted saying, “I’m lucky because both my family and I are healthy, and we have a place to stay and I’m able to work.”