Lana Condor reveals about having to educate her close friends on Asian violence and hate

The ‘To All The Boys’ fame emphasises on the lack of awareness about the prevailing crimes and hatred against the Asian community, including her own close friends who were pretty much unaware themselves.

Lana Condor is an American actress, producer and a singer, born on May 11, 1997, in Can Tho, Vietnam, to parents Mary and Bob Condor, who rose to prominence with her debut role as Jubilee in the superhero film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.

The 24 year old actress went ahead to gain worldwide fame and critical acclamation for her role as Lara Jean Covey in Netflix’s romantic comedy series ‘To All The Boy’s franchise.

In conversation with ‘Shape’, Lana Condor discussed about the prevailing and growing cases of widespread crimes and hatred against the Asian community, more so since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actress revealed, “When I speak with other people [in the Asian community], we grieve together, then we pick each other up and tell each other to keep going because that’s the only thing to do. You keep going or you stop.”

She further added, “I think many people are in denial or believe violence against Asians isn’t a real thing. Even some of my close friends weren’t aware of what was going on.”

Being a strong and a dedicated advocate against Asian violence, Condor has always fought for their rights and emphasised on the importance of awareness and conduct through her roles and public appearances in Hollywood.

On her thoughts of bagging her breakthrough in ‘To All The Boys’, the actress expressed, “It was something I’d never seen come across my desk, a rom-com with an Asian American actress as the lead.”

 

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