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Ming-Na Wen, Nancy Kwan Reunion and Hollywood’s New “Awareness” of Diversity — The Hollywood Reporter

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— by Rebecca Ford: About 15 minutes after reuniting for the first time in 18 years at THR’s photoshoot, Ming-Na Wen discovers that her former ER co-star Nancy Kwan is related to Kevin Kwan, the author of the Crazy Rich Asians books. Wen quickly puts it all together: Nancy Kwan starred in 1961’s Flower Drum Song, the first major studio film with an all-Asian cast; it took 32 years for another film, 1993’s Joy Luck Club, to feature a majority Asian cast, including Wen. And then it took another 25 years for the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s book, starring an all-Asian cast, to come along. “It’s unbelievable,” says Wen, a bit in awe. “It’s quite an amazing connection.” …

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May 2, 2019 — 06:00

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