Racially Sensitive Casting: “Wedding Palace”

You might have already read my interview with Wedding Palace co-screenwriter Robert Gardner, so you’re already aware of this cute and charming movie. But there’s something else important about Wedding Palace; it offers Hollywood a different pathway towards making films. This pathway should be a no-brainer, but it’s path that Hollywood regularly averts, which is actually casting actors and actresses that represent the characters and their heritage.

All-Asian cast? Check. A cast that reflects both Korean and Korean-American experiences? Double check. Also, it introduces us to the talents of Jurassic World‘s Brian Tee and Hye-jeong Kang as the film’s leading couple, Brian and Na Young.

Have you seen Wedding Palace? Discuss it in the comments section below!

Also, there are many more instances of racially insensitive casting than there are sensitive ones. Even though I’ve been developing a list in order to have some already-generated ideas for this column, I still need some help. If you’ve got a moment of racially sensitive casting that you’d like me to touch on, write about it in the comments section.

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