Pics: Harry Shum Jr. Turns Into Craftsman Before 2019 SAG Awards
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The 'Crazy Rich Asians' star helps make the Actor Statuettes which will be handed out at the upcoming award show.

AceShowbiz - As an ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards, Harry Shum Jr. experienced it firsthand the making process of the Actor Statuettes. The actor took part in the ceremony which took place at Burbank, California's American Fine Arts Foundry on Tuesday, January 15.

Clad in a khaki polo shirt with dark slacks and brown dress shoes, he turned into a craftsman for a day. He wore protective goggles and gloves before helping create some of the bronze statues. He looked serious as he hammered away the molds for the statues, which will be handed out at the award show.

The "Shadowhunters" star took to Twitter to share his experience that morning. "Instead of caffeine, I like to start my mornings by breaking some molding apart for the @sagawards 'Actor.'," he jokingly wrote on his post. "Really neat to be included in the process of creating the iconic 12 pound bronze statuette. Never been so close to 2000 degrees of hot molten bronze before. #sagawards."

Harry was also joined by fellow actors Elizabeth McLaughlin and Daryl Anderson at the ceremony.

Harry and his "Crazy Rich Asians" co-stars are up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2019 SAG Awards. The event will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 27 and will air simultaneously on TNT and TBS at 8 P.M./5 P.M. PT. Harry serves as an ambassador along with "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish" star Yara Shahidi.

1. Smash It!


Smash It!
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Harry Shum Jr. broke the molds for the statues for the upcoming award show.

2. Looking Serious


Looking Serious
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The "Glee" alum sported protective goggles and gloves for safety measures.

3. Pay Attention to Details


Pay Attention to Details
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Craftsman Ricardo Godinez applied green-black patina to one of the bronze statues.

4. Now a Cameraman?


Now a Cameraman?
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Harry commemorated the craftsman at work.

5. Not to Be Mistaken for Astronauts


Not to Be Mistaken for Astronauts
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Workers prepared to pour molten bronze into molds during the production process.

6. It's a Long Process


It's a Long Process
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When cool, the molds will then become the bronze statues.

7. The Finished Works


The Finished Works
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Harry proudly showed some of the Actor Statuettes.

8. Ready to Be Handed Out


Ready to Be Handed Out
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Harry and fellow actors Elizabeth McLaughlin as well as Daryl Anderson posed with the statues.

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