I think all women should learn how to strip. It's a really healthy, extremely challenging thing to do.
Becoming an actor? If it's not a calling, don't do it. It's too hard.
When your life changes and you become a more public person, in some ways you need to be a more closed person, you know?
With small breasts, you don't have to wear a bra with dresses that have some support. It feels sexy without one.
I'm not a slave to fashion; I'm into exercising my individuality.
I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb.
In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that's like a big no-no. I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection, and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand that there is value in this. That's because they didn't know.
Hollywood likes to put actors in boxes, and it likes to put Asian actors in really small boxes.
All the jobs I've gotten in the last two years are because directors have seen the work I've done - indie films, plays, short student films, TV - since I moved to the states in 1996. I mean, I have an entire career in Canada that nobody has seen.
I love my hair. When I was young it had weird kinks and cowlicks in it, but I just grew into it. You grow into a lot of things.
If you have ever been to couples therapy it's really, really challenging.
Wherever Koreans are, they set up a church.
I think the roles in television are better for women right now. At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same things I've been doing in film because it's very limited.
People ask me what I'm writing. They think I'm Sandra Tsing Loh. Or they ask about stand-up. 'No, that's Margaret Cho.' I really think there is this kind of glomming, that they think we are somehow all the same person.
And on a Canadian set, everybody is equal. You get paid the same. You live together in barracks. You have a communal kitchen. You buy and cook your own food.
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