"Now you have amazingly strong Asian American role models"
Ken Jeong has expressed his views on Asian representation on screen.
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.
“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…”