Korean American actor John Cho has won the lead role in Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop. Photo: AFP

John Cho’s lead role in Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop gives Asian actors hope for the future

  • Cho, a Korean American actor known for his roles in Harold & Kumar and Star Trek, will play bounty hunter Spike Spiegel in the anime Western
  • This after 2018 was called a landmark year for Asian representation in film and TV due to releases such as Crazy Rich Asians
Topic |   American films

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Korean American actor John Cho has won the lead role in Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop. Photo: AFP
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Joan Chen photographed at the Asian Film Awards 2019 in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: Nora Tam

Chinese-American actress Joan Chen on Hollywood, China and ‘English’, her third film as director

  • Chen praises Hollywood for trying more than other national film industries to be inclusive, but says the result is sometimes more superficial than authentic
  • The 57-year-old is currently wrapping up ‘English’, set in China, and says that her home country’s film industry is a ‘great market now’
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Joan Chen photographed at the Asian Film Awards 2019 in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: Nora Tam
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