The Controversial Book Character We Don’t See On The Show – Stars Obituary
In “American Born Chinese,” we are introduced to Freddy Wong, played by Ke Huy Quan. Wong is a comic character in “Beyond Repair,” a 90s cosmic sitcom called “The American Rabbit.” Wong is basically Chin-Kee’s replacement, as throughout the character’s journey throughout the Disney+ series, he still addresses some of the anti-Asian stereotypes that the Western entertainment industry has historically presented. While the role isn’t quite as draconian as Qin Ji in Yang Yuanlian’s original graphic novel, he still garnered enough attention from the family that he initially passed on the role to Kelvin Yu before he had a chance to learn what his intentions were for Wong.
As “American Born Chinese” peels back layers to focus on the actor behind Wong, Jamie Yao, we get a more nuanced and nuanced exploration of Hollywood and an Asian actor forced to fit into a system of industry ignorance in order to succeed . This is largely due to the character’s origins – as a typical Freddy Gong on the WB show “Popular.”
Yu not only came up with a solid solution, but, as he told the New York Times, he also confronted his past. “The only way to defeat fear is to wear its weapon,” Yu told TIME. “That’s how you steal its power.”