This idea of ‘creative fulfilment’ is crucial to Ha’s decision to take on the role of Kwan. Right from her very first experience with the character, she was on-board. “I’ve never really gotten briefs for characters like Kwan, to be honest with you,” she says. “The industry is really changing. It really started with Crazy Rich Asians, and I’m going to bring it back there because I feel like that really shook Hollywood up. But to see such a young, powerful Korean woman, just unapologetically speak her voice, speak her mind, try to do whatever it takes to get what she wants, but also trying to do it for the greater good for the people, understanding what sacrifices, understanding what a legacy is. That kind of storyline is what really hooked me. And I found that that was really important to tell, and we don’t really get to see that many times. It’s definitely changing. But growing up, I never saw those stories. I only saw Asian women playing stereotypes in convenience stores and all this kind of stuff. So for me it’s also really important that younger generations see themselves be portrayed in a really fierce way.”
Hey, I’m a cheap date. You show me a trailer with Natalie Portman writhing around half-nekkid, and I’ll at least give the movie a look on Blu-ray. I had to brace myself for this one, though. No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy, after all, and that’s a genre that doesn’t always play that nicely with that pesky Y chromosome of mine. There’s also the whole thing with Ashton Kutcher being on the bill, and his filmography’s not exactly teeming with winners. Turns out, though. I kinda like it.
Relationshippy stuff later
You know the story. Boy meets girl. Boy asks to finger girl. Girl says no. well, they do. So. what’s next? Emma (Natalie Portman) isn’t exactly in the (Ashton Kutcher) , meanwhile, just wants as much of her as he can get.