i've got a secret. a good one.
Earlier this week Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla reached out to us to let us know he was leaving the band. He wanted…
" People ask ’ So, how are the roles now? You must be getting so many.’ And it’s like, I don’t know if you know, but I’m Asian still. It’s not a complaint, that’s just how it is now, and I have to forge my own path through it and see that through. I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it’s just not what has been written.” - Steven Yeun
When all else fails, gotta roll up your sleeves and do it, to it.
So instead of scouring scripts and casting calls for chances to quietly tweak cliches, Yeun is simply developing his own material.
First comes an adaptation of Kang Chol-Hwan’s memoir “The Aquariums of Pyongyang,” which among other things, details the author’s childhood years living in a North Korean concentration camp. Yeun will executive produce and star in the film, playing the author.
There are several other projects in the pipeline for Yeun, as well, early in development.
"We’ve been working on some comedy stuff and in cartoon form, as well," he revealed. "And there are some film ideas that have always been batting around my head. I just want to definitely stretch that muscle, because you can’t just wait for other people to give it to you."
…10 minutes well spent making a fake book jacket for PFT.
Back to my lunch.
(via Paul F. Tompkins)
Photo by Roman Cho
Thank you, Miss Laura.
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