News | Entertainment
18 Nov 2019 18:59
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Sandra Oh says her 'Killing Eve' success "has a profound meaning" for her parents

    The 48-year-old actress - whose mum and dad are both South Korean immigrants - opened up about the moment she showed them a billboard for the hugely popular drama, and the sense of pride they felt on a number of levels

    Speaking in the new issue of PORTER magazine, she said: "This is what I really love about my parents.

    "Not only is it, this is my daughter on this billboard, it's absolutely an Asian face too, and that has a profound meaning for them, which we don't need to talk about, but I know they carry it.

    "And I know they carry it for everyone in their generation."

    The Canadian-born star admitted it can be "very intense" feeling like a representative for Asian-American women, and it's something she sometimes needs space from.

    She explained: "[I feel the impact most] in the way young people of colour, not just Asian, come up to me and say whatever is in their heart. It's very intense.

    "There are moments when I can hold it and there are moments when I need to step away. Because there is a lot [in that community] that is not yet metabolised."

    Meanwhile, Sandra revealed how her parents initially struggled with the idea of her pursuing acting, with her mother comparing the art form to "prostitution".

    She said: "[My mom had] this very old-school mentality that acting is one step above prostitution, and the first thing I do is play a prostitute [in a TV film about Canadian poet Evelyn Lau].

    "It aired and the next week at church some people were not [supportive]. But I never felt any pressure because [my parents sided with me] and that was clearly very difficult.

    "The only thing I remember [my mom] saying to me afterwards was, 'That must have been very hard.' It's amazing the ways we feel understood by our parents."

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     18 Nov: Ciara is set to host this year's American Music Awards
     18 Nov: Jessica Simpson's household has had "scary high fevers" for the past 10 days
     18 Nov: Celine Dion misses the "smell" of her late husband
     18 Nov: Hailey Bieber will join her husband Justin on tour next year
     18 Nov: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a huge 'Strictly Come Dancing' fan, her husband Prince William has spilled
     18 Nov: Blake Shelton has vowed to "take down" Nick Jonas on 'The Voice'
     18 Nov: Kelsea Ballerini and husband Morgan Evans are "looking forward" to becoming parents
     Top Stories

    Basketball's Tall Ferns are out of Olympic contention More...

    An aviation expert says Air New Zealand isn't to blame for cancelled flights More...

     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Hong Kong protesters try to break out of besieged university after a night of fighting with police 18:57

    Ciara is set to host this year's American Music Awards 18:52

    Rugby League:
    Latrell Mitchell is likely to have played his final game for Sydney Roosters after coach Trent Robinson declared the club needs to "move on" from their star centre 18:37

    Jessica Simpson's household has had "scary high fevers" for the past 10 days 18:22

    Law and Order:
    Auckland Tuatara third baseman Ryan Costello has died overnight in Auckland 18:17

    Celine Dion misses the "smell" of her late husband 17:52

    Health & Safety:
    Another 18 New Zealand nurses are being sent to Samoa 17:27

    Hailey Bieber will join her husband Justin on tour next year 17:22

    An aviation expert says Air New Zealand isn't to blame for cancelled flights 17:07

    All White Andre de Jong believes the team needs more game time to adjust to new coach Danny Hay 16:57

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd