Tilda Swinton at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The actress is mired in controversy for her role in Doctor Strange, as a Tibetan monk named the Ancient One. Photo: TNS

It’s time to stop whitewashing Asians off the big screen

Kelly Yang warns that Tilda Swinton and Emma Stone playing Asian characters is part of a vicious cycle: fewer Asian characters get written, fewer Asians are inspired to become actors, and fewer Asian actors are available to play Asian roles

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Tilda Swinton at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The actress is mired in controversy for her role in Doctor Strange, as a Tibetan monk named the Ancient One. Photo: TNS
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