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  • -What stereotype would you like to see

  • just completely retired from Hollywood?

  • I do not want to see any stereotype retired from Hollywood,

  • I know it's controversial.

  • I want to see the people who have been

  • stereotyped given their own story.

  • Because the danger of a stereotype

  • is that they're one-dimensional.

  • I love that we have sexy Asian leading men.

  • - The Nick you're dating is Nick Young?

  • - You guys know them or something?

  • - Hells yeah, they're just the biggest

  • developers in all of Singapore.

  • - Damn Rachel, it's like the Asian bachelor.

  • But I also want nerdy Asian men

  • to feel that they are worthy of love,

  • and the problem is of when you make fun of them

  • in the secondary role where you don't

  • explore their whole lives.

  • That's why I keep stressing this thing about

  • being the center of the story,

  • not 'cause I wanna be like oh, I'm the star,

  • but because that's how you get rid of stereotypes,

  • not by trying to be the cool guy

  • because that makes the other guy feel like

  • they're not worth anything.

  • But if you say to that other guy, or that other girl,

  • even though you're not the beauty queen,

  • you have a story and people want to know

  • and you have depth to you,

  • you have more than one dimension.

  • So I think we should take a lot of the stereotypes

  • and just give them their own story

  • so they can get to show more than one dimension.

  • I remember when I first came here to Hollywood.

  • It was always an excuse why there is an Asian face,

  • so it has to be, oh she comes from Chinatown,

  • she's the waitress, she's from the laundromat

  • or the checkout or something like this.

  • Why do we have to be explained?

  • Because you are very much part of

  • the society here in America, right?

  • So they shouldn't be.

  • And I think it's the climate has changed,

  • because the minorities, as what we are called,

  • are not afraid to speak out and be heard.

  • Because in the past it's almost like we're invisible,

  • and if we should be seen, let's find a good reason

  • why there is an Asian face in that,

  • oh they are from the Chinese gang

  • or the triads or something like that, which we are not.

  • It's important for diversity but don't make us a token.

  • Just put a token Chinese face there

  • because there's a huge big market in China right now

  • and if they see a Chinese face, no.

  • That's not gonna happen.

  • If you don't tell the stories properly,

  • if these Chinese are not represented in the proper way,

  • we're gonna take offense to that.

  • And rightly so, because we wouldn't do that to you

  • so why are you doing that to us?

  • A lot of people say that this is the first

  • Hollywood movie in 25 years, where has it been?

  • Well you know what, it's been on Fresh Off The Boat.

  • Right now, I look at this as a continuum

  • of four amazing years of Fresh Off The Boat,

  • now it's on its' fifth year,

  • of which I think that helped Crazy Rich Asians get made.

  • Fresh Off The Boat helped me have my own show

  • for two years, 44 episodes.

  • I feel it's a movement that has been continuing

  • and it's not just out of nowhere you have this.

  • It doesn't work that way.

-What stereotype would you like to see

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Cast on Hollywood Stereotypes

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    Samuel   posted on 2018/09/09
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