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Q&A with Paget Kagy of ‘Kat Loves LA’ and EXCLUSIVE new episode early release

Q&A with Paget Kagy of ‘Kat Loves LA’ and EXCLUSIVE new episode early release

By Dawn Lee Tu Exclusive for 8Asians readers, check out Episode 6 of Kat Loves LA here before it gets released on 1/28! Star, writer, and producer of Kat Loves LA, on not denying your Asian American identity, making that big leap into acting, and her love of rom-coms… Paget Kagy (pronounced KAY-gee) is no stranger to talking about representations of Asian Americans in Hollywood. Kagy describes her parents as strong Asian American figures in […] Continue »

Fun, irreverent Alice Lee on playing a badass in Philip K. Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ Series

Fun, irreverent Alice Lee on playing a badass in Philip K. Dick’s ‘Electric Dreams’ Series

By Dawn Lee Tu Alice Lee has been in the game for a decade and there’s a good chance you’ve seen her before. Her impressive body of work includes Broadway (award-winning Spring Awakeningand Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark) and off-Broadway (Heathers the Musical), indy film (Jack, Jules, Esther and Me), television (Switched at Birth, Son of Zorn, The Mindy Project, Two Broke Girls), to reality-music talent show Rising Star. She finds time to cover songs […] Continue »

8Questions: Daniel Henney of ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (Part 2)

8Questions: Daniel Henney of 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' (Part 2)

By Dawn Lee Tu Please see part 1 of my interview with Daniel Henney, of CBS’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in which Henney discusses his connection with the character he plays, and shares his thoughts on opportunities for Asian American actors. Now that you’ve had a chance to do both, do you prefer TV or film projects better?  Why? I like both, to be honest with you. When I have time, I like film but […] Continue »

8Questions: Daniel Henney of ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (Part 1)

8Questions: Daniel Henney of 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' (Part 1)

By Dawn Lee Tu Daniel Henney says he works hard and doesn’t complain, and I absolutely believe him. Take, for example, his projects since the start of the year (I cannot begin to guess how many miles Daniel Henney’s racked up on his frequent flier accounts!).  Since the start of the year, he was spotted in New York City during Fashion Week to see the Coach 2016 Collection, and he’s all over Korea with his […] Continue »

8Questions: Interview with ‘Allegiance’ actor Michael K. Lee

Michael K. Lee performs in Allegiance with Lea Salonga

As a reader of 8Asians, you’re probably aware of the Broadway musical Allegiance, currently running at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Featuring the talent of George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Allegiance opened on November 8th to positive critical acclaim. A show about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the musical is already making waves with original songs such as “Gaman,” “What Makes A Man” and Salonga’s uplifting and […] Continue »

8Questions: Justin Chon on his New Movie ’21 and Over’

8Questions: Justin Chon on his New Movie '21 and Over'

Relativity Media’s new comedy 21 and Over hit the theaters over the weekend. The newest project by the writers of The Hangover Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, 21 and Over is an outrageous journey as Jeff Chang (played by Justin Chon) celebrates his 21st birthday with his best friends (played by Skylar Astin, and Miles Teller the night before his medical school interview. Here are 8Questions with Justin Chon about his new film and more […] Continue »

8Questions With Eugenia Yuan, Actress

8Questions With Eugenia Yuan, Actress

I can imagine it must be tough to have a wuxia martial arts legend for your mom, but for Eugenia Yuan, being the daughter of the legendary Cheng Pei Pei doesn’t faze her at all. Not only has she pursued her own path as a rhythmic gymnast on the U.S. Olympic Team among other pursuits, she’s even had opportunities to work alongside her mother on various projects like Shanghai Hotel and Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger. […] Continue »

8Questions with Jason Tobin, Actor

8Questions with Jason Tobin, Actor

As a teen in the early 90s growing up in LA and OC Asian American communities, everyone knew about the murder of Stuart Tay by other high achieving teens. Rumors flew about the computer theft planned, about drama over a girl, about how he was beaten to death and buried. And this is pre-internet and cell phone, so word traveled fast. When I heard about the movie Better Luck Tomorrow and what it was about, […] Continue »

The Working APA Actor: James Huang

The Working APA Actor: James Huang

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, the internet, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft and how they balance their personal lives with their work. But more importantly, this column is dedicated to knowing these busy actors a little better as individuals. It’s been quite some time since […] Continue »

The Working APA Actor: Jimmy Wong

The Working APA Actor: Jimmy Wong

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, the internet, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft and how they balance their personal lives with their work. But more importantly, this column is dedicated to knowing these busy actors a little better as individuals. Jimmy Wong needs no better introduction […] Continue »

The Working APA Actor: Sabina England

The Working APA Actor: Sabina England

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, the internet, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft and how they balance their personal lives with their work. But more importantly, this column is dedicated to knowing these busy actors a little better as individuals. I want to shake things up […] Continue »

The Working APA Actor: Kristina Wong

The Working APA Actor: Kristina Wong

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft and how they balance their personal lives with their work. But more importantly, this column is dedicated to knowing these busy actors a little better as individuals. For this week’s edition of The Working APA […] Continue »