Korean-American actors Ki Hong Lee, Arden Cho and Daniel Dae Kim are featured in the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) #IAM campaign , which focuses the experiences of on talented Asian Americans.
The campaign, which is a joint project with Verizon, examines the individual stories of each star and their journey towards success in Hollywood.
“Teen Wolf” star Arden Cho weighed in on her career trajectory and the significance of diversity in television.
She decided to pursue acting after graduating from college.
In her interview, she provided positive words about the recent increase of Asian-Americans on television.
“I think it’s really great to see so many Asian-Americans on TV,” Cho said.
“Shows like ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ have been received so well because we finally have Asian-American families on TV.
It’s great but we need a lot more because that family doesn’t represent every Asian-American family.” Daniel Dae Kim is one of the most prominent Korean-American actors in Hollywood.
He has appeared in numerous diverse roles ranging from “ER” to “Hawaii Five-O.” He emphasized the significance of Asian actors in leading roles.
“When we stop asking questions about the race of the leads, then I will know we’ve made significant progress,” said Kim.
In his video segment, Ki Hong Lee discusses the impact of Asian Americans in Hollywood and the importance of their presence as creators within the entertainment industry.
He pursued a career in acting, after studying psychology and education.
“After seeing Aaron Yoo in ‘Disturbia,’ I said if that guy can do it, maybe I can do it too,” Ki said.
“Because of that, I was motivated to pursue it [acting].” Ki recently starred in the hit Netflix series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” He also portrays Minho in the “Maze Runner” franchise.
He talked about his role in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Mazer Runner,” during a recent interview with KDramastars .