Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon (centre) consider a smaller life in the film Downsizing.

Downsizing director Alexander Payne on Hong Chau’s star turn, and why sterilisation should be in the drinking water

Despite initial reservations that the premise would not be taken seriously and it could only be made as ‘a romp’, Payne was able to make the film humane, humorous and authentic just like his previous hits Nebraska and Sideways

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Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon (centre) consider a smaller life in the film Downsizing.
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Kavita Daswani

Kavita Daswani

Kavita Daswani was born and brought up in Hong Kong and was the fashion editor of the South China Morning Post before relocating to Los Angeles. She continues to contribute features to the publication, and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, The Real Deal, Prestige, Hashtag Legend and Crave magazines. She has also published eight novels.