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chatting with the cast of The Half of It

We’re on lockdown, they’re on lockdown, everyone’s on lockdown. asienne recently chatted with the cast of Netflix’s The Half of It😭 Watch more below to see Leah Lewis (Ellie Chu), Alexxis Lemire (Aster), and Daniel Diemer (Paul) talk lockdown binge-watching, what it’s like working with director Alice Wu, and the film’s message that they hope it conveys to audiences. BONUS: a spotlight on Leah Lewis.

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christina hsu and the politics of her comedy

Christina Hsu is not your average actress and comedian: she uses political science terminology to describe the kind of impact she wants to make with her acting and comedy. In this interview, she talks all things creative, women inspirations, and describes what it’s like to be a comedian – specifically an Asian woman comedian – in the era of “PC” culture.

This is the politics of comedy with Christina Hsu.

 

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an adventurous star is born with jacky lai

Canadian actress Jacky Lai talked hometowns, Canada things, scientific vampires, traveling, acting, rapping, Leo, Lil Wayne and coming home into acting in the age of Asian representation. With credits like Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Shadowhunters and now Netflix’s V-Wars, this is one sci-fi/fantasy/adventure icon in the making. This is Jacky Lai.

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filipinos are not really as exotic as you think

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Filipino?” Is it the tropics? Islands? California? New Jersey? New York? Manny Pacquiao? Jollibee? What about immigrants? Domestic helpers? Director Michael Manese talked about Filipino representation on the big screen and the nitty-gritty challenges that Filipino women (Filipinas) face as domestic workers with his new film The Pleasure of Being Served.

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