You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking — wait… Sandra Oh and Awkwafina are doing a sister comedy movie?! It’s happening!Continue reading “Sandra Oh and Awkwafina’s Untitled Sister Comedy Begins Production”
The new horror film Umma releases in theaters today. The film, which stars Sandra Oh and Fivel Stewart, as a mother (Amanda) and daughter (Chrissy) living off the grid in rural America.Continue reading “Iris K. Shim and Fivel Stewart Discuss Bringing Asian American Horror Stories in ‘Umma’”
Disney•Pixar’s Turning Red draws much of its inspiration from director Domee Shi’s experiences as a Chinese Canadian teenager growing up in Toronto, Canada. The coming-of-age film centers on Meilin Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a confident, albeit dorky, 13-year-old navigating the chaos of adolescence. As she figures out how to strike a balance between being herself around her best friends and revering her overprotective mother, Ming Lee (Sandra Oh), Meilin is shocked to learn that she becomes a giant red panda whenever she gets too stressed or excited.Continue reading “All Grown Up with ‘Turning Red’ Stars Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh”
Coming-of-age films are defined by what it means for their young characters to grow up. And, like the experience itself, no one story about growing up is the same as the next. It takes a special kind of film to capture the growing pains of a young person as they transition into adulthood. Turning Red, Pixar’s heartfelt and hilarious film, examines that journey through the lens of a 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl who finds out that growing up may be a smelly beast — literally.Continue reading “‘Turning Red’ Finds Heart and Humor in the Messiness of Growing Up”
Unlike some of the one-dimensional female friendship and coming of age films of the past, Disney•Pixar’s Turning Red takes an honest look at the connections we have with our friends. What’s more, the film does it through the lens of a Chinese Canadian 13-year-old.Continue reading “‘Turning Red’ Cast Gets Real about Friendships, Concerts, and Growing Pains”
There’s nothing like a new horror thriller that touches on generational trauma passed down to their descendants and their biggest fears of becoming exactly like them.Continue reading “‘Umma’ Trailer Has Sandra Oh Dealing with Some Mommy Issues”
Pixar’s Turning Red is a little under a month away from launching on Disney+. And to celebrate, the studio has unveiled a collection of, well, we’ll just call them emotional posters since they reflect the emotions of Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang).Continue reading “‘Turning Red’ Posters Get Very Emotional”
Pixar’s Turning Red is a film unlike any other. Directed by Domee Shi, the film centers on Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl torn between being the dutiful daughter to her mother (Sandra Oh) and navigating the chaos of adolescence. But her life gets turned upside-down when she discovers she turns into a giant red panda if she gets too excited.Continue reading “‘Turning Red’ Reimagines the Coming-of-Age Story Through Cultural Specificity”
Disney•Pixar has released the latest trailer for their forthcoming animated feature Turning Red. From the mind of Academy Award-winner Domee Shi, the coming-of-age film follows the teenage Mei (voice of Rosalie Chiang) who goes through a unique kind of growing pain that’s different from any other teenager. Anytime Mei exhibits a strong emotion, she turns into a giant red panda. So, think of a cuter and cuddlier version of how Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk.Continue reading “Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Promises Teenage Angst and Red Panda Transformations”
It was Sandra Oh’s birthday yesterday, but Netflix and Oh decided to gift her fans a treat today with the official trailer to her upcoming Netflix comedy series, The Chair.Continue reading “Netflix’s ‘The Chair’ Releases Trailer Featuring The Linda Lindas”
Turning Red is a big deal. It’s the first time a full-length Pixar film has featured an Asian protagonist and primarily centers on Asian characters. It’s also the first Pixar film to be fully directed solo by a woman, and the first by a woman of color, with the brilliant Domee Shi, who brought us the now-classic Oscar-winning Bao. And that’s not even the half of it!Continue reading “‘Turning Red’ Features Pixar’s First Asian-Led Film”
Sandra Oh is the Boss.
Netflix has released a sneak peek look into the new half-hour comedy, The Chair, which stars Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim, the new chair of the English department.Continue reading “Sandra Oh-Led Comedy ‘The Chair’ Delivers a Hilarious Sneak Peek”
We finally got some photos of Sandra Oh as Professor Ji-Yoon Kim in the upcoming Netflix comedy The Chair.
Created by Amanda Peet, Oh plays a the new Chair of the English department at the prestigious Pembroke University. As the first woman to chair the department, Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as well as being one of the few staff members of color at the university.Continue reading “First Look at Sandra Oh as Professor Kim in Netflix’s ‘The Chair’”
When people think of Sandra Oh, they think of the dramatic actress seen in BBC America’s Killing Eve and ABC’s Grey Anatomy. But, Oh is also extremely hilarious. If her hosting stint on SNL is any indication of that, then audiences are in for a treat. Sandra Oh is starring in a half-hour comedy series for Netflix called The Chair.Continue reading “‘The Chair’ Starring Sandra Oh as a Professor is Coming to Netflix in August”
Grey’s Anatomy is thrilling fans with surprise appearances from all of our old favorites. Patrick Dempsey’s return as Derek for multiple episodes is definitely a storyline that will go down in Grey’s Anatomy history. T. R. Knight reprised his role as George on the beach and gave fans a rollercoaster of emotions in the best way. Chyler Leigh, who portrayed Lexie, and Sarah Drew, who portrayed April, are both set to return in future episodes as well, much to fans’ delight.
So who else do we want to see (dead or alive) have their big return moment? Let’s discuss.Continue reading “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Characters We Need to Return in Season 17”
Just in time for AAPI Heritage Month, a collective of AAPI creatives and leaders, including Bing Chen who I interviewed on the Southern Fried Asian podcast last year, known as Gold House have announced their second ever list of influential Asian and Asian American talent.
From actors and athletes to CEOs and political leaders, the A100 list demonstrates the role of the AAPI community in American society. Click here to check out the full list of 2019 honorees.
I’m not here to say why Sandra Oh, the first woman of Asian descent nominated for an Emmy as a leading actress in a drama, should have won and that she was robbed. I’m not here to pit her against the other women in the category, and I’m not here to come for Claire Foy. Actually, I love The Crown, and I love Foy in it. Congrats, Claire and thanks for the Sandra shout-out.
There is no doubt that representation in media has grown significantly in the past couple years if not the past year alone. We had Black Panther in early 2018 where almost everyone was a person of color (I’m comfortable saying 90% including extras) and Crazy Rich Asians coming out in August 2018. Though we have yet to see how many people of color are in Crazy Rich Asians, I can assume it will be significant judging by the trailer.
While I am excited about this shift in movies, I am a TV girl. Thankfully we are also seeing growth in television with shows like Black Lightning and One Day at a Time. We’re slowly creating a collection of shows that will allow us to choose more carefully what we consume instead of being stuck with the same shows representing for everybody (not sure how many times I’ve watched Merlin).
So when I saw the previews for Killing Eve, I thought heck yeah. An Asian lead, majority female cast, a black female character, everything was there to make this a show with good representation. And then we met Eve’s husband who is white. And her former boss BIll (who’s married to an Asian woman) is white. And the love interest for Elena is a white man. And Villanelle’s handler is white. That’s when I realized that every significant man in the show was white and the only men of color we’ve met so far were basically perverts and both of them were Chinese. One of the men was into BDSM (which does not make one a pervert but is often shown in that light) and the other wouldn’t take Eve’s No for what it was and instead demanded she go on a date with him if she wanted to learn any information.
Warning: Spoilers up to Episode 4