When I was in school I took a class with Cornel West, who’s this amazing African-American Studies professor, and he would say that in America there’s this sort of racism against Asians where they say, “Oh, you know, they all look alike.” He believed the reason is that Americans don’t take enough time to look. Yet that’s actually proved beneficial because you can play someone who’s Japanese, as you do in Memoirs of a Geisha.
Natalie Portman to Zhang Ziyi (x)
um wtf. i usually don’t care about the stuff she says because i’m just like ‘lol w/e’ most of the time at famous people weighing in on ~issues. but this is just … ‘that’s actually proved beneficial’? oh natalie, i think we’re through.