"I moved to Hollywood and I was never more aware of my Asian-Ness, or femaleness"
X-Men actress Lana Condor has discussed her views on Hollywood and Asian actors.
In an interview with News Day, Lana Condor said shared her views on how Hollywood and the demand for Asian roles.
The 21-year-old, who was born in Vietnam and adopted by white American parents said moving to Hollywood made her “more aware” of her ethnicity.
“Then I moved to Hollywood, and I was never more aware of my Asian-Ness, or femaleness,” says Condor. “The industry — the first thing they see is how you look.”
Condor is starring in Netflix’s upcoming film adaptation of Jenny Han’s novel To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
For Condor, who played Jubilee in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the number of releases this month featuring Asian faces such as Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I’ve Loved, is unsurprising.
“I don’t think that’s an accident,” says Condor .“I think Hollywood is feeding the demand for Asian roles that’s been felt a long time now. And we just got lucky, I guess, that they packed it all into one summer.”
To All The Boys I’ve Loved will be released on 17 August.