In 2009, she was one of two celebrities who donated a photo to Sightsavers International's I: Click 2009 competition.
Sightsavers International is a charitable organisation to combat blindness in poor countries.
Speaking to , she discussed how taxi drivers will still say to her “Wow, you speak very good English,” despite having grown up in Dundee and attended private school in Lanarkshire. Get more English-speaking actors on screens around the world for starters: “You say diversity, but it is not ‘diversity’ – it is [about] a more truthful representation on our screens, so people see a Chinese person speaking English and won’t come to the assumption that people of colour don’t speak English.” She goes on to explain how not enough Asian women are taking up acting as a profession because they fear being typecast in Chinese-centric roles.
, the 28-year-old said that she has yet to be cast in a role not specific to her being Chinese.
"It was a really nice moment because my parents hadn't seen each other for a long, long time," Leung said.