Actor John Cho has received a lot of attention in the media for being the first Asian American actor to be the lead in a thriller blockbuster film, SEARCHING, which came out last month and is a financial success.
Cho told CinemaBlend this fact is bittersweet in the sense that while it is milestone in terms of diversity, it also highlights the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
“I guess I no longer want to be the first Asian anything…
This comment should come as no surprise.
Many people tend to only look at the celebratory part of historic moments such as Cho being the first Asian American lead in a big screen thriller film, but they overlook that it’s taken so long for something like that to happen that it becomes “historic.”