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‘Nope’ star Steven Yeun on touching ‘the unknown’ when it comes to picking roles in Hollywood

  • Actor Steven Yeun sat down with NextShark to talk about his latest role as showman Ricky “Jupe” Park in the film “Nope,” as well as breaking the limits of what it means to be an Asian American in Hollywood.
  • The Korean American actor first gained widespread popularity for playing Glenn Rhee in AMC’s hit zombie show “The Walking Dead.”
  • He starred in and executive produced “Minari” in 2020, which led to him becoming the first Asian American to receive a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars.
  • He states that Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Jordan Peele (2017’s “Get Out” and 2019’s “Us”) was the “catalyst” that influenced him to jump aboard his latest project.
  • Yeun also mentions that while he is Asian American, this does not fully define all of him: “I’m only here to define who I am, and I think sometimes that clashes with the way in which the community might want to be seen, but I wonder if it starts with seeing ourselves and pushing past a lot of boundaries that get placed upon us.”

Actor Steven Yeun sat down with NextShark in an exclusive interview to talk about his latest role as showman Ricky “Jupe” Park in the film “Nope,” as well as breaking the limits of what it means to be an Asian American in Hollywood.

While discussing the recently released film, Yeun tells fans to “expect a really fun ride. It’s going to be thrilling, it’s going to be scary, it’s going to be fun.” 

Steven Yeun, Robert Pattinson to star in Bong Joon-ho sci-fi thriller

The Walking Dead” alumnus Steven Yeun has joined the cast of Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming sci-fi thriller and will star alongside “The Batman” actor Robert Pattinson.

The project will reunite Yeun, 38, and the 52-year-old South Korean director for the first time since they collaborated on the 2017 Netflix drama “Okja,” according to Variety

‘Invincible’: Steven Yeun returns to the recording booth for Season 2 of the adult superhero show

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  • Amazon Prime Video shared a teaser clip of Steven Yeun in the recording booth for Season 2 of “Invincible” on their official Instagram account.
  • The adult animated series, which is based on the comics of the same title written by Robert Kirkman, follows the story of 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yuen) adjusting to his superpowers under the guidance of his superhero father, Omni-Man (voiced by J.K Simmons).
  • While the release date for Season 2 is yet to be announced, the first season of “Invincible” was released last March and is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Steven Yeun is back in the recording booth for Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video’s “Invincible” adult animated series. 

Prime Video shared a teaser clip of Yeun, who voices the show’s main character Mark Grayson, on their official Instagram account. The Korean American actor can be seen putting on headphones and saying, “Can’t wait to make more… ” before he is cut off by an “Invincible” title card and the show’s theme music.

‘Minari’ Star Steven Yeun Fears Being Put in a ‘Box’ as an ‘Asian American Actor’

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“Minari” star Steven Yeun has expressed concerns over being labeled an Asian American actor rather than just simply an actor.

Though the Oscar nominee is honored to have broken down barriers in Hollywood, he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that he worries about being labeled primarily as an “Asian American actor,” as opposed to just an “actor.” 

Steven Yeun Becomes the First Asian American, Riz Ahmed the First Muslim Nominated for Best Actor

For the first time in history, the list of this year’s Oscar Nominees for Best Actor includes two men of Asian descent, Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed, marking two historic firsts for the actors and the film industry.

Steven Yeun became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for his performance as Jacob Yi in “Minari.” Yeun stated before that he was brought to tears by the script, saying, “Seeing the words of how a life similar to mine could be put on a page was very liberating.”

 

Golden Globes Slammed as ‘Racist’ for Placing ‘Minari’ as Foreign Language Film Over Best Picture

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“Minari,” an A24 drama directed by Lee Isaac Chung, has been categorized as a foreign language film for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards in February, and social media is accusing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of racism.

The HFPA has kept “Minari,” which won awards following screenings at the Sundance and Middleburg film festivals, from being nominated for the Best Picture categories, a similar decision faced by Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” last year.

Steven Yeun Opens Up About Asian Masculinity in Hollywood

Former “The Walking Dead” cast member and lead of the upcoming Korean thriller movie “Burning,” Steven Yeun, recently talked about the issue of Asian masculinity in Hollywood and shared his thoughts about where it currently stands – and things got pretty real.

While speaking to GQ, the 34-year-old actor went on to talk about how Asians should “trust the process” no matter how imperfect the delivery system would seem. Yeun likened the recent success of “Crazy Rich Asians” to the breakout performances of NBA player Jeremy Lin in 2012, highlighting, in particular, his last-second game-winning three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors.

Steven Yeun’s Dad Thought He Did Porn After Googling His Name

Actor Steven Yeun recently appeared on Conan on TBS and revealed that his father thought that he was working in porn after accidentally finding his son through the last pages of Google search results.

The 34-year-old former star of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” recounted the story of his parents not being the best when it comes to navigating through the internet. His dad once tried to search his son’s name on Google and immediately clicked on page 30.