“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 and Ali Wong are starring together in the Netflix comedy-drama, “Beef.”
About the show so far: “Beef” was pitched around a week ago, stirring a “frenzy” amongst the top streaming platforms. Deadline announced that Netflix won the rights to the show.
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.”
“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.
“Minari” follows the story of a Korean family trying to achieve the American Dream in 1980s rural Arkansas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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.
The outlet committed the error in a photo caption for a story on Aneesh Chaganty’s “Searching,” a modern thriller starring Cho.
Steven Yeun attended the lavish premiere of Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” on Wednesday in casual wear — and no one’s complaining.
In fact, people were delighted to see “The Walking Dead” actor sport a plain white T-shirt while smiling for the cameras with the “Crazy Rich Asians.”
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.
Fans of the popular zombie drama “The Walking Dead” better have some tissues handy — AMC just released an extended version of the dream sequence that heavily features **spoiler alert** dead characters Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz).
Last week, actor Steven Yeun was featured on the latest cover on Entertainment Weekly. Naturally, many people in the Asian community expressed their satisfaction upon hearing the news.
While this is a huge step for Asians in mainstream media, the outpouring of positive vibes also reveals a sobering reality. Blogger The Love Life of an Asian Guy put it the best in a Facebook post: