“When I was in school I took a class with Cornel West, who’s this amazing African-American Studies professor, and he would say that in America there’s this sort of racism against Asians where they say, “Oh, you know, they all look alike.” He believed the reason is that Americans don’t take enough time to look. Yet that’s actually proved beneficial because you can play someone who’s Japanese, as you do in Memoirs of a Geisha.”
Natalie Portman to Zhang Ziyi (x)
*Sigh.* Really? Really?
fuck natalie portman tbh
Ehhh if I had taken a class with Cornel West that would not have been my takeaway…