Don’t get us wrong, we love Emma Stone to death; but she’s not fooling anyone by portraying a half-Hawaiian half-Chinese character in the movie ‘Aloha’.
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Aloha is a romantic drama-comedy about a former military man named Brian (played by our man-crush Bradley Cooper), who returns to his former Air Force base in Hawaii to work. His pilot (played by the lucky husband of Emily Blunt, John Krasinski), which Brian finds out, is coincidentally married to his ex-lover (played by the queen of rom-com Rachel McAdams).
While he is not busy getting distracted by the one that got away, Brian starts to fall for his assigned Air Force escort Captain Allison Ng (played by the ever lovely Ms Stone herself).
Since its release on the 29th of May, the movie’s director, Cameron Crowe, has gotten a lot of heat for casting a white actress as a Eurasian character. He has since made an official apology statement on his website:
“Thank you so much for all the impassioned comments regarding the casting of the wonderful Emma Stone in the part of Allison Ng.
I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice.
As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud ¼ Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one.
A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii.
Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets.
The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that.”
1. Jamie Chung
Born and raised in California, Jamie was born to Korean parents and is best known for her roles in Grown Ups, The Hangover and Once Upon A Time.
2. Arden Cho
A triple treat (actress, singer and model), Arden is from a Korean-American heritage. She is most famous for her role as Kira Yukimura in Teen Wolf.
3. Stephanie Jacobsen
4. Janel Parrish
This Pretty Little Liars starlet was born and raised in Hawaii. Her father is of European descent while her mother is Chinese. Her other notable roles on TV are Zoey 101 and being one of the contestants on Dancing with the Stars.
5. Chloe Bennet
Also known as Chloe Wang, this actress and singer took on her father’s first name as her last name when she started her acting career in Hollywood. Before scoring one of the main roles in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, she also appeared in a music video by Big Bang.
6. Grace Park
A familiar face to many, Grace is of Korean heritage and spent most of her years growing up in Canada despite being born in California. She is known for her roles in Battlestar Galactica and Hawaii Five-O.
*This movie will be released in Malaysia on the 2nd of July 2015.
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