B.D. Wong On Race

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Caught a good article with veteran actor B.D. Wong talking about race and Hollywood:

The actor said he began to accept his identity around the time he landed a lead role in the Broadway production of “M. Butterfly,” which brought him the 1988 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. Wong, who has appeared in several movies and TV shows, has been a staple on “Law and Order” since 2001.

Despite progress, Wong said, an “undercurrent” of stereotyping and prejudice remains in entertainment, where the “subliminal message” is still found that white is superior.
Read it in full here.