Awkwafina Is ‘Optimistic’ About Hollywood Finding a Balance Between Diversity and Representation —


— by Dana Rose Falcone: Awkwafina had viewers cracking up in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, but the Asian-American actress knows that representation in Hollywood is no laughing matter.

“I think there’s something also to be said about the industry casting … only because you’re a minority and nothing else,” the 29-year-old told PEOPLE Now. “You don’t want that to happen, you still want your own merit and your own whatever you’ve done to be a part of it. You don’t just want to be, ‘Oh, well she’s Asian, let’s put her in.’ “ …

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May 14, 2019 — 15:41


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