When asked whether he has gotten any offers to venture into Hollywood during his 20-year career, Jung Woo Sung replied, “Going abroad should not be an actor’s ultimate goal.”
He added, “Of course, filming foreign projects is up to the individual, and they will have a reason for doing so.” Then he frankly stated, “Hollywood is a white-dominated industry, so unfortunately the main character has to be white. But I want to be a main character.”
He further explained, “I’m not sure why Asian actors must make it their goal to enter Hollywood, if it means that they will end up playing villains and supporting characters.”—
south korean actor, jung woo sung, speaking frankly about casting and job opportunities in hollywood. (x)
Shahrukh Khan, who is one of the most powerful, biggest actors in Indian (Hindi) cinema (and hugely popular all over the world), has turned down many Hollywood offers because he refused to be reduced to a supporting role while white people get the big roles. Nopeee.
Much love to all the non-Western, non-white stars who are happy turning down Hollywood.
They get me.
- Student: (as soon as he walks in the door) I have a joke just for you!
- Knock knock!
- Me: Who's there?
- Student: To.
- Me: To who?
- Student: It's to whom.
when my dad was in law school he knew these two girls who told him “people look at us like we were meat anyway so we decided to make some money off of it” so they wore bikinis and high heels and sold WAY overpriced hot dogs as a way of financing their education. they graduated summa cum laude with no debt and let me just say i have never been so inspired