How Lana Condor Fought Back When a Casting Person Told Her ‘to Be More Like Hello Kitty’

Published on Jan 16, 2020

How Lana Condor Fought Back When a Casting Person Told Her ‘to Be More Like Hello Kitty’

Lana Condor reprises her starring role as Lara Jean Song Covey in “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” one of two sequels to Netflix’s hit teen rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” which debuted in 2018. But despite her top billing in the series, based on books by Jenny Han, the Vietnamese American actor isn’t immune to insensitive comments in the casting room.

As Condor originally shared with Teen Vogue, a casting person once asked her “to be more like Hello Kitty.”

She told Variety that she had a pointed response to the (non) direction.

“I remember when she said that, I just was like, ‘I don’t know what you mean.’ I straight up — you kind of have to call that out,” Condor said in an interview in the Variety studio.

She added, “Also, Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth. [So as] a woman,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Audrey Cleo Yap