Ken Jeong Plays Guest Stint on “Fresh Off the Boat”

Ken Jeong

 

In an episode of “Fresh Off The Boat” to air in May, Ken Jeong will play the twin brother of louis, who arrives in town to personally invite Louis and Jessica to his wedding. “Fresh Off The Boat”, inspired by chef Eddie Huang’s memoir growing up in suburban Florida, stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan.  20th Century Fox TV is the studio.  See:  http://deadline.com/2016/02/ken-jeong-fresh-off-the-boat-guest-star-randall-park-twin-brother-1201707400/

Do I Sound Asian?

Sandra Oh

Canadian film and TV star Sandra Oh is bringing the diversity debate to the world of animation. She feels race seems to have been a bigger factor in landing animated parts than her various film, TV or theatre gigs.  She’ll next be heard in the Canadian animated film, “Snowtime!,” about a group of kids from a small village who embark on a massive snowball fight.  Her character Frankie isn’t obviously Asian, but his skin is slightly darker and his eyes appear slightly smaller than other characters.  Sandra wonders if she sounds Asian when doing the voiceover. See: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6271241-do-i-sound-asian-sandra-oh-weighs-in-on-the-diversity-debate/