Hollywood has been making progress in showcasing diversity, but it’s a slow process for Asian Americans. Angie Kim and Ami Park are two actresses trying to change that.
Kim and Park get together a lot since they first met at an audition. They try to support each other as they struggle to deal with the limited roles reserved for Asian American actors.
Park is a Korean American from New Jersey with a background in theater. She moved to California to pursue her career as an actress, but it wasn’t so easy.
"I would get auditions that I need to be a stereotypical Asian person with an accent or something and it would just play solely on the stereotype," she said.
So she turns down any roles that require a fake Asian accent, saying it would feel inauthentic.