Several AAPI actors recently shared what it’s like to thrive in Hollywood where Asian men have long been typecast into secondary roles that perpetuate racial stereotypes.
Perspectives on representation: Nico Hiraga (“Moxie”), Charles Melton (“Riverdale”), Danny Pudi (“Mythic Quest”), Vincent Rodriguez III (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and George Takei (“Star Trek”) spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the industry that treats AAPI men as undesirable sidekicks.
Some Asian voice actors are lamenting how most anime voiceover jobs still go to white A-List artists who are already dominating voiceover work in feature film and television in the U.S.
Hope for better: Voiceover actors at anime entertainment company Funimation expressed in a recent interview with IndieWire that they are hoping there is still room for more Asian talent in the predominately white dubbing industry.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista spoke out on his pride in being Asian American and condemned anti-Asian violence.
About the interview: Bautista, whose father is Filipino, said he was “very proud” and “vocal” about his Asian American heritage in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday.
Actor Jimmy Wong has called out several popular streaming shows for perpetuating the “Silent Asian” trope.
Least favorite acting thing I’ve noticed during pandemic binge watching: incredibly sexy and good looking Asian actors playing characters with barely ANY dialogue because it’s supposed to be… mysterious? pic.twitter.com/tn3uoTd8vf
Asian celebrities are criticizing a casting call for a Chinese or Korean mother with a child or children who both/all must fit a set of criteria leaning on Western beauty standards.
The casting notice, which came from the New York City-based Paladino Casting, explicitly seeks talents who have “clean, white and pinky” skin with “no dots or circles,” as well as eyes that “although almond-shaped,” must not be “too down-turned” and not monolid.
A new multivitamin commercial featuring “Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston has gone viral on Chinese social media for all reasons imaginable.
The Centrum ad, which was released in China, was filmed from the perspective of a woman — presumably Hiddleston’s female partner.
Chinese-Indonesian actor Dallas Liu is only 17, but he is already part of Hulu’s hit comedy series, “PEN15,” which debuted on the streaming platform on February 8.
The show is set in 2000 and follows two seventh grade girls, Maya Ishii-Peters (Maya Erskine) and Anna Kone (Anna Konkle), dealing with middle school and the awkwardness of being a teenager.
Alex Landi, the first Asian male surgeon in “Grey’s Anatomy,” has expressed his goal of getting representation “right” in a recent podcast.
Speaking to Travis Mills on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Landi shared that he’s happy to play Dr. Nico Kim, who also happens to be the show’s first openly gay male character.
Claudia Kim has weighed in on the controversy surrounding her role in “Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”
The 33-year-old South Korean actress surprised Potterheads last month when she appeared in a trailer for the upcoming film as Nagini, the “Maledictus” who becomes Lord Voldemort’s most protected Horcrux.
The 28-year-old former “Riverdale” star was born in Singapore to a Chinese-Malaysian mother and British-Dutch father before pursuing a career as an actor in Los Angeles, where he says he does not like to take on stereotypical roles.
The lead voice actor in Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” and the FXX series “Archer” has apologized after letting out a “lazy and incompetent” joke that offended Asians and Asian Americans on social media.
The drama started on Sunday after H. Jon Benjamin shared a “quick idea” for a tea shop’s name on Twitter.
Japan has a new basketball league in which the players are the country’s beloved national treasures: anime voice actresses.
Voice actors have a considerably high celebrity status in Japan, so featuring them in sporting events may not be a bad idea after all, at least from a marketing perspective.