"I had to learn about 2,000 cases by heart, so I am fairly good at learning scripts quickly"

Gemma Chan has said her law degree from Oxford University has been useful in her acting career.

The Huffington Post reports that Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan has revealed that her Oxford University law degree has been useful in her acting career.

Chan, who studied law at Worcester College, Oxford, said learning cases helped her learn scripts. “It is quite helpful with the memorization, I had to learn about 2,000 cases by heart, so I am fairly good at learning scripts quickly,” she said.

“On the whole, it is quite a different part of the brain: Law is very analytical, and acting is more instinctive and emotionally driven. But, it does come in handy with learning lines ― and reading my own contract.”

However, Chan did admit that she would have been a “pretty miserable lawyer.”

In related news, Chan recently revealed that she hid cookies in her Oscars dress. 

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