But as a Filipino American actor, Basco found he had trouble using that clout to open doors in Hollywood for himself or other Asian American actors.
Su and Basco are both Asian American creators, and both approach storytelling as an opportunity to create representation for people of color.
But there’s been some — you know, I’ve been a part of the whole Asian American film movement since Hang Loose, which was a big part of that conversation.
So it is really, really important and really exciting.
And it’s been really, really cool to be a part of that conversation and then use that platform to livestream Avatar: The Last Airbender, especially since it’s back on Netflix now.