“Westerns are such a big part of American culture. But as Asian Americans, we never see ourselves in them.”
Ricky He didn’t originally audition for the romantic lead role.
The actress is best known for her work in film and web series, but she’s also dedicated much of her life to youth and working with students. Her debut children’s book, a first in a series, is about an Indian American girl named Anjali.
We speak to Kazuhiro Tsuji, Ru Kuwahata, Ramsey Naito, and Ren Klyce about their work that earned them Oscar nominations this year.