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Old March 22 2009, 08:22 PM   #55
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Re: Joss Whedon and the blurry line between homage and appropriation

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Acting isn't exactly a particularly encouraged profession amongst the Asian-American population in my experience. Out of the dozen or so shows I've done, I've encountered 2 east-Asian actors, including at the auditions. If they're casting for the best actors without going out of their way to find Asians specifically, then it really isn't surprising to have a cast with so few Asians in it.
Casting call, anyone? Those are not hard to do; all you have to do is put an ad in the paper, and repeat as many times as nesscary.
My point is that obviously they could go out of their way to find asian actors for specific roles, but if they're looking for the best actors without limiting themselves to a specific nationality, then the likelihood of them picking an asian out of the herd is pretty unlikely just because they make up such a small percentage of the acting population.
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