The best thing that has happened is I receive a script that doesn’t describe the character as a Chinese or Asian-looking person. We are actors. We are supposed to act. We are supposed to step into roles that are given to us and do our job as best we can. That, for me, is the biggest step forward.
The day I won, I honestly heard the roar of joy that came from that corner of the world. It’s been slowly moving in that way, and this has pushed the door open and it’s not shutting behind me… When there’s so few roles in the past, it’s so competitive. If you get the job, I don’t get the job. But now we have to change the mindset. If I’m successful, you can be successful.