Academy Museum offers viewers rare chance to see acting legend Anna May Wong’s movies on the big screen
What is Asian representation in Hollywood? That’s the question the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles was faced with when it decided to host the film series “Beyond the Icon: Anna May Wong.”
From now until Nov. 27, the museum is honoring Anna May Wong — Gemma Chan’s iconic style influence at the Met Gala earlier this year — as the first Chinese American star in Hollywood. The series will feature some of Wong’s greatest works such as “The Toll of the Sea,” in which she landed her first lead role. The film will be shown on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Different variations of the “Dune” poster have ignited a controversy surrounding Chinese audiences and media portrayals.
The initial claims: Earlier reports claimed that Black actor Sharon Duncan-Brewster was removed from the poster of “Dune” in China and replaced with Taiwanese actor Chang Chen; but the conversation grew more complicated as this was proven to be mostly untrue.
South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung, best known for her roles in the TV series “Golden Rainbow” and web series “Dear My Name,” passed away in Seoul on Jan. 23.
The story: According to the New York Times, Song’s death was confirmed by representatives at her agency, Sublime Artist Agency.
Lee Heung-kam, a veteran Cantonese opera singer and actress, has died at the age of 88.
Rushed to hospital: Last Monday, Lee was brought to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei after losing consciousness, according to the South China Morning Post.
Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi was found dead by her husband, Nakabayashi Taiki, inside their Tokyo apartment on Sunday morning.
The 40-year-old actress’ death was confirmed by the hospital. Police officers suspect the cause as a suicide even though no suicide notes were found, according to BBC.
Japanese actress Sei Ashina, known outside of Japan for her role in the 2007 film “Silk,” was found dead in her Tokyo apartment on Monday.
Cause of death: Ashina died at age 36 following what investigators believe to be a suicide, reports Deadline.
South Korean actress Oh In-hye died on Monday after being discovered in a state of cardiac arrest inside her home.
Details of her death were released by the Incheon Yeonsu Police on Tuesday, according to The Korea Herald.
Mindy Kaling’s new coming-of-age comedy “Never Have I Ever” will be introducing a young actress to the world when the series hits Netflix on April 27.
Based on the comedy actor/writer’s own childhood growing up in suburban Massachusetts, the show will introduce to the world the female teenage protagonist, Devi Vishwakumar.
A popular actress in Taiwan has won hearts online for her age-defying beauty at age 63, proving yet again that “Asian don’t raisin.”
Chen Meifen has been gaining fans around the world as images of her youthful appearance continue to be widely shared on social media. Her fans online have named her Taiwan’s most beautiful “Obasan,” which is a Japanese term for auntie.
An actress in China was fat-shamed online after her co-star stumbled a few steps while trying to carry her during the filming of a Chinese drama.
Li Landi can be seen laughing as her male co-star, Xin Yunlai, struggled in the behind-the-scenes footage of “Dreaming Back to the Qing Dynasty.”
A Chinese actress suffered second-degree burns on her back after the rubbing alcohol used on her during a cupping therapy session caught on fire.
Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga was awkwardly introduced as a different person during her appearance on Sky News in the U.K.
During a live newscast of the morning show “Sunrise” on Sky News UK, news anchor Stephen Dixon introduced their guest as environmentalist Anna Hughes, Coconuts Manila reported.