Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP
Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP

Netflix Christmas film has Asian-American actor front and centre – instead of as sidekick or comic relief. It’s still a rarity

  • With the holiday season in full swing, studios and TV networks have been screening tales in which the Christmases are predominantly white
  • Breaking the mould, Netflix and Universal movies will feature Asian leads in holiday movies this year

Topic |   Netflix
Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP
Anna Akana (left) and Liv Hewson star in Netflix’s Christmas movie Let It Snow, one of the few holiday-season movies with an Asian-American in a lead role. Photo: AP
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