You probably recognize Lewis Tan from his cameo appearance as high-octane mutant Shatterstar in Deadpool 2. But fans are now excited to see him in a new avatar in his highly anticipated upcoming video-game-inspired movie reboot, Mortal Kombat. 

The star rose to prominence with action-oriented roles in movies Into the Badlands and Wu Assassins, but with Mortal Kombat, he has cemented his status as a bonafide superstar. Despite all the hype surrounding Tan, he prefers to keep his personal life away from the limelight. 

‘Home Is Wherever My Dog Is’

In a recent Zoom conversation with Cosmopolitan correspondent Emma Batty, the actor got candid about his personal life. The actor started by explaining that he has just completed a fight rehearsal at a Muay Thai gym in Thailand and after that went to have high tea. 

When asked where he considered home, he replied his base was in L. A but home was wherever his dog was. He even showed a picture of the pug and Jack Russell “beauty.”

He then described his bedroom, stating that he likes to keep it sacred by keeping it minimal. He added he does not have any television, mirrors, and wall decorations in his room and keeps it illuminated with orange glowing lights and candles.

The bedroom shouldn’t be for watching television, it’s a time for, well, many things, I guess, but it should be kept sacred.

Tan Is Starring In a New TV Series

When Tan is not hanging out in his sacred bedroom or obsessing over his dog, the actor is occupied with training for his action-packed movies and TV series. The Mortal Kombat actor recently landed a leading role as an espionage agent in the adaptation of the David Ignatius novel Quantum Spy.

Tan is starring as Harris Chang, a Chinese-American CIA officer tasked with hunting down a traitor. Chang soon gets caught in the complicated web of betrayal and lies, turning the mission into a personal obsession. 

On April 19, the actor announced that he had landed the role in the “Asian American James Bond” show and stated that he would also co-produce the show this time. 

While Tan Is Landing Major Roles, He Also Missed Out on Some Major Ones

Although the star has lots to celebrate, he claims that he was devastated when he found out that he had lost the titular superhero role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Tan recalls to Entertainment Tonight about the crushing disappointment he experienced. 

I just lost a crazy job — a really, really high-caliber level job — and I heard that news on a plane to Japan, and I was, like, devastated.

However, his sorrow was short-lived, and he rebounded pretty quickly when he learned that he had landed the role of Cole Young in Mortal Kombat. He believes that his friend, Simu Liu, is going to ace the role of Shang-Chi.