After a powerful efficiency in Minari, Steven Yeun is lastly getting the eye he deserves. In his cowl interview for GQ‘s April 2021 concern, the probably Oscar nominee opened up about his portrayal of Jacob Yi, the Golden Globes controversy over categorizing Minari as a overseas movie, the strain to authentically signify Korean tradition, and the struggles behind a complicated immigrant identification. “That is actually the core situation that I feel we’re all the time at stress with, which is after we’re all the time caught on this white gaze, there’s additionally this expectation to service it,” Yeun, whose household emigrated from Seoul when he was four years previous, advised GQ.
Following the success of his function as “the Asian man on The Strolling Lifeless,” Glenn Rhee, Yeun mentioned being able to tackle extra complicated, difficult roles in indie movies like Okja, Burning, and most just lately, Minari, which simply received the Globes’ overseas language movie award. Forward, take a look at his most notable quotes from his inspiring interview with the publication.