"It's never been easy for an Asian-American actor to get work in #Hollywood, let alone take a stand against the people who run the place. But in the past year, actors with heightened profiles — like @danieldaekim, left, and @wonstancecoo — have joined longtime actors and activists — like @wongbd, right — taking roles as fierce advocates for their own visibility. The issue has crystallized in the word "whitewashing," which calls out Hollywood for taking Asian roles and stories and filling them with white actors. "An incredibly talented Asian actor might be considered for a leading role maybe once or twice in a lifetime," said @wonstancecoo, who stars in @freshofftheboatabc. "That's a highly pressured situation." @heislerphoto took this #portrait last week in New York. Visit the link in our profile to read more about the people pushing the issue of Asian-American representation into the debate about Hollywood's monotone vision of the world." By nytimes on Instagram.
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