"Now you have amazingly strong Asian American role models"

Ken Jeong has expressed his views on Asian representation on screen.

Ken Jeong has discussed Crazy Rich Asians and Asian representation in an interview with Now This.

Jeong, whose Netflix show You Complete Me, Ho is available now, said he was not satisfied with the amount of Asian representation on screen.

“The truth of my feeling is there’s not enough Asian representation,” the 49-year-old actor said.

However, for Jeong, the “legacy of Crazy Rich Asians lives on.”

“I think that the fact that Crazy Rich Asians was under the whole umbrella of awards season, the fact that we were even invited to the dance was, was amazing,” Jeong said.

He added that seeing Constance Wu and Awkwafina present the Oscars was inspiring.

“Like Awkwafina and Constance are presenting at the Oscars. To me, it’s the legacy of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ kind of lives on. And so to be a part of that, none of us expected.”

Looking forward, Jeong remains optimistic for Asian representation.

“This chapter, at least of my career, I think about the future a lot more than I did. You know, just starting out I think about my kids if they, you know, if my daughters want to get into entertainment,” he said. “You know, now you have amazingly strong Asian American role models…”

In related news, Fresh Off The Boat producers tried to get ABC to renew Jeong’s TV series Dr Ken.

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