The Leading Four

From left to right: Vicky Nguyen, Austin Huynh, Bella Nguyen, Kevin Tran

Austin Huynh as Bình Minh

To me, Minh is a past memory of my youth. Someone with wild ambition and reckless hope. I have grown some in my college career so far, but to relive and reimagine another life in a different path gives me a new perspective on the idea of hope and following your dreams.

Bella Nguyen as Hạ Linh

I think what intrigued me about Linh’s character was how perfectly traditional she is. Her embodiment of simplicity and innocence in respect to the realities of the world reminisces an adolescent phase in our lives that we can relate to.

Vicky Nguyen as Vũ Vy

I really like my character because she’s very daring and rebellious. Unlike the perfect ideals of summer, she symbolizes the season of rain. She’s different and carefree, and knows that life isn’t about trying to be perfect, and instead is about realizing the beauty in the flaws of life. She gets people to think about the choices they make and shows them a new side to living and looking at life. I feel like she doesn’t like to go with what’s safe, and she definitely likes to go outside of her comfort zone, and I definitely relate to her in that way.

Kevin Tran as Huy

I think we all have someone in our lives that we always seem to compare ourselves to, no matter how much we try not to. I can study 100x more than someone else, but always seem to do worse. I tear myself apart because of it. I’ve gone through what Huy goes through: fixating on my scores, thinking that those numbers will guide me to what my parents call ‘success.’ But there’s so much more to life.