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Gemma Chan: Wish we didn't have to talk about race anymore

Source : IANS 2021-01-07 13:31:14


Gemma Chan says she wishes people would stop raising issues related to race anymore.

In an interview to ELLE UK magazine, the "Crazy Rich Asians" star sounds thrilled with the changes visible in Hollywood when it comes to the subject of race, but she only wishes that race and gender wouldn't even need to be discussed, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She said: "I do get moments where I think, 'Oh gosh, I wish we didn't have to talk about race anymore'. In the same way I wish we didn't have to talk about why it's unusual to have a female lead. Why is that still the exception? Why is it still so unusual to have half of the human race being centred in these stories? It seems ridiculous that we're still flagging that up as a talking point."