Father: It was his father who sent in the audition video forthe movie which eventually changed the life of his son. When his dad got toknow that Philip was chosen for the part, he went to the kitchen to tell himthis breaking news. At that moment, Philip was eating Chinese food. Aftergetting to know, Philip asked his father how much he would earn since Hollywoodwas associated with large sums of money Philip actually dreamt of.
Mother: About Zhao’s mum, there is the complete lack of info.
Siblings: It isn’t revealed whether Philip is the only kids inthe family bond or not.
Husbands and kids: Philip is just a small boy and cannot be married toany girl and have kids.
Sexual orientation: straight.
Philip doesn’t have a girlfriend.
Philip’s actual fortune amounts to $10k.
Place of living: Philip lives in Rockville, MD.
Cars: Zhao’s age doesn’t let him drive a car.
Who is Sho?
Sho is a gamer in the imagined world of OASIS. He is also a part of the High Five group which is sent to the fantastical and dangerous universe to save their world.
What message can the film deliver to kids like him according to Philip?
It is an idea of staying themselves since Philip and his character, Sho, are very much alike.
Why did Spielberg choose Philip among all other candidates for the role?
Zhao thinks that is an ability to be yourself and the desire not to be judged by his age. Philip is a mature guy for his age indeed and deserves this part.
Who were his fellow actors on set?
He performed on set alongside Mark Rylance, Ben Mendelsohn, Olivia Cooke, and many others.