Category Archives: 8Questions

8Questions with Actor Scott Watanabe

Currently starring in Broadway Bounty Hunter at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires, Scott Watanabe has had a long career as an actor, including roles in Allegiance and The Phantom of the Opera. In the tradition of 8Asians, we asked him eight questions … Continue reading

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8Questions with Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler

After seeing her play Kentucky Off-Broadway, I chatted with Leah Nanako Winkler about being biracial and young in the theater world, things on her reading list, and what’s next (heads up LA!)–and she was delightful even when I failed to properly articulate … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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8Questions: An Interview with Katie Rose Clarke of ‘Allegiance’

I had the opportunity to talk with Katie Rose Clarke before the Allegiance opening night. In the new musical about the experience of a family during the WWII Japanese American internment, Clarke plays Hannah, an Army nurse who falls for … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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8Questions with Dr. Sandra Lee, AKA: Dr. Pimple Popper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_c_Y_sCXTw I admit it, I’m a popaholic and I’m proud. Not sure what that is? It’s a person who loves watching videos of pimples, cysts, blackheads. The bigger, the better. For a long long long time, I never told anyone. I … Continue reading

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8 Questions for Ken Fong of “The Ken Fong Project”

I was fortunate enough to meet Ken Fong of the Ken Fong Project this year during the V3con digital media conference in Los Angeles on June 20-21, 2014. Ken was part of the panel titled “Secrets Online: Topics that are … Continue reading

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8Questions with Cung Le on ‘The Grandmaster,’ The Ultimate Fighter China, and Family

I recently got a chance to talk to actor and MMA fighter Cung Le, who is in The Grandmaster, a movie by Wong Kar Wai about Bruce Lee’s teacher Ip Man.  We covered a variety of subjects, from movies and … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Making Paper Cranes

One of our own has recently published a book. Mihee Kim-Kort published Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology. Some might call it cliche because it’s a little Joy Luck Club meets Mulan. An Asian mother teaching her Asian daughter to … Continue reading

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Chinese American Author Wakes Up Chinese Girl Power

I sat down with Joy Chen, a Los Angeles based author, weeks ago for a story I am working on, which is about Chinese “leftover women,” a Chinese social phenomenon stigmatizing educated, urban and single women over age 27. Chen … Continue reading

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Rinko Kikuchi Talks ‘Pacific Rim’, Working in the Kaiju Genre, and Beating Up Charlie Hunnam

Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi successfully crossed over into the American market with The Brothers Bloom and even snagged an Academy Award nomination for her role in Babel. Things hit a little closer to home with her character in the Kaiju-centric … Continue reading

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