These AAPI celebrities really know how to celebrate their roots

Constance Wu, a Taiwanese-American actress, starred in the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians and the hit series Fresh Off The Boat, both about Asian families. Wu said she looks to play characters who stand on their own and aren’t characters for the often-white lead. to avoid tokenism. “They must have families, joys, sorrows, loved ones and enemies, all of which are portrayed in the narrative. The second you give a symbolic character different qualities, they’re human — they stop being symbolic because they’re fully realized,” she said.


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