Discover this Upcoming Actress of Many
In this in-depth interview with this hard-working NYC-based
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do you think about Asian Pacific American actors that do an Asian accent?
What would be your criteria before doing such a role?
great for them, if they can do it convincingly. I wouldn’t be
comfortable doing it myself, because I am just no good at it, but if
someone wanted to pay for me to have a coach, and I was happy with the
way it sounded, I’d be fine with it.
do you think about Gedde Watanabe’s role in “16 Candles?”
I was growing up, I was just glad that he existed, that there was someone
Asian playing a major role in a movie that everyone I knew watched.
Now, looking back, I really wish he hadn’t used those forks as
FAV FILMS AND APA DIRECTORS
is your favorite APA filmmaker/director?
buddy Eric Lin, who was also the director of “Fortune.”
you ever worked with Greg Pak? (prominent NYC director who recently
completed “Robot Stories?”
but I believe he was the panel discussion leader for the works-in-progress
films at the Asian American International Film Festival a few years
was featured in that discussion, so I heard some of his feedback
are your current favorite Asian/Asian Pacific American films?
saw “Bend it like Beckham” and “Better Luck Tomorrow”
when they came out, both of which I enjoyed and am glad are getting
like a lot of Zhang Yimou’s movies: “Shanghai
Triad,” "To Live,” and “Red Sorghum”
were all great. I also liked Edward Yang’s “Yi Yi”
– the kid in that makes me smile, he’s so cute. (Editor's
Note: To review a list of prominent Asian/Asian Pacific American films,
review the available list by clicking HERE.
To purchase any of Lynn's suggestion, click on the titles listed above.)
important are the contributions of such people as Anna May Wong, Phillip
Ahn, Keye Luke, Bruce Lee, James Hong, Nancy Kwan, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack
Soo, Bessie Loo, James Wong Howe, James Shigeta and other pioneers? (List
of prominent Asian Pacific American pioneers and leaders can be found
at the "Features Section.")
Like all great pioneers, they
helped pave the way for future generations and that is quite significant.
would you like to be involved with the promotion of Asian Pacific American
actors and/or the Asian Pacific American Cinema?
I’d be glad to step up
and represent in any way that I can.
you consider being part of an organization - SAG’s APA Caucus, OCA,
Welly Yang’s 2nd Generation Theater Group, CAPE, etc? (List
of Asian Pacific American media advocacy organizations can be found at
the "Resource Section.")
If I had the time, and believed
in the organization, I would gladly consider being a part of it.
DREAMS AND GOALS
is your highest priority(s) in life? (i.e. entertainment career, acting,
music, dancing, friends, family, marriage, other pursuits, etc.?)
– my current one, and my future one.
would you like to be known, as it relates to you as an actress?
who’s fun to act with.
would you like to be known, as it relates to you as a person?
who’s fun to be around.
three (3) words would be described Lynn as a person and as an artist?