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TOPIC: Asian-Americans in Hollywood

Asian-Americans in Hollywood 18 Oct 2016 10:38 #10628

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I think this is amazing. Daniel Dae Kim is a Korean American actor, and it’s great to see that he has the role of executive producer for three shows which are in development. One of the shows, “Exhibit A” would be the first non-action drama to feature an Asian-American lead. In Hollywood, for the minority, it is hard to get too far, I believe. There were issues with the limitations as a black actor, which eventually led to Chris Rock’s notorious Asian jokes the Oscars. This is a different subject in its own, but I have to mention that I was a bit unhappy with this. I know that many people said it was just a joke, and many people who were offended were told they needed to lighten up. The world has become extremely sensitized, which at times I’m against, but we also need to take a look at what is ok to even “joke” with/about. Going back on the subject of Asian Americans in Hollywood… I know several people who are Korean-American actors, and it is always tough for them. It’s hard to find roles, and to get casted as a minority, and there are many limitations for them. It’s great to see an Asian-American actor get the opportunity to introduce more Asian actors into the “scene”, and bring over ideas based on Korean dramas, and hopefully be able to execute it, and make them more accessible to Americans.
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Asian-Americans in Hollywood 27 Oct 2016 20:50 #10721

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I really hope to see more Asian actors in Hollywood too! I can see how it would be tough for an actor to find roles, with so few quality roles currently being written for Asian actors in the first place. I'd love to see those who gain success help other people out and hopefully inspire more roles for Asian Americans.
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Asian-Americans in Hollywood 27 Oct 2016 22:32 #10724

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asian actors are aliens to american people. people are natively feeling separated from aliens. i actually wish to see more chinese actors too, like jackie chan because they seem closer to me. just like the feeling other americans get, as an asian, i prefer to see more chance for asian actors to play roles and achieve their success.
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Asian-Americans in Hollywood 28 Oct 2016 11:14 #10727

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Actually, regarding the reply of the director, who claims that the choice of white actors is not to provoke the politically sensitive China, I find this argument a week and it seems like a pretext. Throughout the whole films, there is no asian characters. Using asian characters do not necessarily mean that it will involve political elements. The director has another ulterior motive such as not to lose the market dominated by white people who may not watch to watch a movie where the major protagonists are asians.
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Asian-Americans in Hollywood 30 Oct 2016 19:18 #10755

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I liked this.

First of all, I'm not Asian, but I've dated, and known Asian American's, and other from abroad, specifically Filipina's, which I've loved, and find absolutely gorgeous, as all Asians, with features, and eyes unlike any other, but to get to what you were talking about, I don't know personally, but would only figure it would be tougher to get casted for a role as they generally would need to be specifically made for that character, which are few. Now in Asia, movies are always made, and would be much easier to get work there like Ziyi Zhang, however for her, being from China would only make sense to stay there. Brenda Song, who is now in Pure Genius, has managed to keep work, but I still say chances are much slimmer than someone not of Asian descent. Constance Wu, and the entire cast off Fresh off the Boast, my favorite show, have been fortunate enough to be in a show that is about an Asian family. I enjoy seeing people get more work in entertainment of any race, but for roles, sometimes it's the writers that aren't doing enough for creating characters, and casting for no leaving out lesser knowns.
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