‘Beginning to break the mould’
Actor, writer and director Christopher Naoki Lee, who has appeared in TV shows like Legends of Tomorrow and the Hawaii Five-O remake, says progress has been made in the past decade.
“Ten years ago, the opportunities were much less because there were more stereotypes,” he says. “It was more about as an Asian-American they might be the nerdy type or the quirky type or the comic relief.
“So for us to begin to break that mould, I think that’s fantastic. Allowing for myself not just to be seen as somebody who studies a lot or is an engineer of some sort – to be asked to play different roles, that’s the direction we’re moving in and that’s fantastic.”