It’s not every day that a Hollywood film opens with an Asian love interest, but “A Dog’s Journey” has done just that. And no one is more thrilled than Henry, who gets to play that role in his Hollywood debut, something he’s astonished about: “I can’t believe it. We were driving down the street [in Los Angeles], all I could see was ‘A Dog’s Journey’ everywhere. It was just amazing.”

The multifaceted, multi-talented artist is no stranger to the big screen, having starred opposite Michelle Yeoh in the South Korean-Thai drama film “Final Recipe,” but this time, it was the character of Trent that called out to him. The unique challenge? Representing the emotional ups and downs of Trent.

“A Dog’s Journey,” which is the sequel to “A Dog’s Purpose” and based on W. Bruce Cameron’s novel of the same name, tells the story of beloved dog Bailey, who is reincarnated through multiple lives and pulled by fate to his purpose – protecting a family. But for Henry, whose decade-long career has racked up more than a few accolades, it’s not so simple. “Like a lot of other people, I’m still searching for my purpose. So my purpose right now is searching for a purpose.”

“A Dog’s Journey” opens in theaters on May 17.

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