I have a hard time watching films and not thinking how I would play any part, whether its a man or a woman.
I'm a strong nonbeliever in the Christmas letter where you don't really read it because it's just full of kind of meaningless information. It doesn't really resonate to the person reading it, but it means so much to the person that wrote it.
I remain on SVU because it is an incredible opportunity.
Writing is an incredibly creatively empowering experience for me. It is the place where nobody tries to control what I'm doing.
If I were to limit myself to the opportunities that were presented playing only Chinese-American parts, I would be virtually without a career.
I had studied the violin to a certain amount of success. At some point, I realized that I didnt really like the violin. I was only doing it because I could, and I was good at it, and everyone was encouraging me. But I didnt have a great love for it.
Asian people are very practical and come from a conservative world. The parents want their kids to be doctors and lawyers. There are casting calls for Asian children, but once the parents find out the children might miss school, they're opposed to it.
I've always had tremendous support from my parents. I think there's a myth that gay people have lousy relationships with their parents.
As an actor, I have casting issues. I'm a minority. I don't have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I'm not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
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