Women and Non-White Characters Are Speaking More in Recent Star Wars Movies

Written by Ricardo Lopez,Variety, 8 Dec 2017 If it’s at all similar to its immediate predecessors, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is likely to give more talking time to women and minority characters, who in recent films have grown more prominent in the increasingly diverse Star Wars universe. USC engineer Shri Narayanan has begun harnessing the force…

‘Westworld’s’ Leonardo Nam Says Seeing Asian Actors in ‘Star Wars’ ‘Feels Normal’

Written by Matt Fernandez, Variety, 10 Dec 2017   The Asian-American community celebrated a memorable night on Saturday at the 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala in Los Angeles. The event celebrates prominent members of the Asian-American community whose work has helped advance their culture in Hollywood and beyond. This year, the celebration honored actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park…