John Cho talks with Hollywood Today about playing the role of Sulu as a Korean-American.
He explains that one of his biggest goals in Hollywood is to help make Asians more visible in major roles. Part of that mission is being accomplished through his work on “Star Trek.”
“Star Trek” is a classic Western. Going westward, looking for new territory. But without the restrictions of race. So “Star Trek” is a dream role because it’s fulfilling one of my wishes as a kid.”
At first, Cho was concerned that some Japanese-Americans might take issue with the fact that now Sulu was being played by a Korean-American as opposed to a Japanese-American.
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