In regards to a recurring role on a new sit-com, two acquaintance friends asked me, “Is it a stereotypical Asian character you’re playing?” Hmm…?
I found it odd that that was the first question out of their mouths, as opposed to,“What’s your character’s name? What’s it like shooting in front of a live audience? What’s it like being on set?”
The truth is, a natural humanistic portrayal of the Asian-American subculture in this country has yet to make a permanent footprint in the parade of mainstream behavior.
We are not just the other white meat. And there’s no use in attempting to blend ourselves in as that.