Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs
Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs
American films

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam on racial inequality and Asian stereotypes in Hollywood

  • Desmond Chiam, who has acted in Australia and the US, wants Asian ‘identities of all kinds to flourish’ in Hollywood productions, and is ready to fight for it
  • ‘Sometimes it’s up to us to tear down those walls on set,’ says the 33-year-old, who has also joined the fight against racial inequality in America

Topic |   American films
Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs
Singaporean-Chinese actor Desmond Chiam appears in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As an actor of Asian descent, Chiam hopes to challenge stereotypical portrayals of Asians in the US. Photo: David Higgs
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