"...there aren't any Asian movie stars."
Hollywood is many things, and infuriating is often one of them. I've been a working actor in this town for over a decade, and have been lucky to book roles that have been artistically satisfying and rarely written for an Asian woman. I have absolutely nothing against playing a specifically Asian character, but much of my success has come from the fact that I'm able to compete with a wide swath of actors of all ethnicities for the role of mom, friend, foil, co-op board member, blind date, love interest, etc., and that makes me happy.
So when a leaked email revealed the above staggering statement from the mouth of one Aaron Sorkin, a lot of people (not nearly enough, however) freaked the fuck out.
But the following is one of the best responses I've seen thus far.
Click and marvel and then think about why you marvel and think about why anyone would.
Time to evolve a little, Hollywood. Jesus.
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