Teen shows seem to offer richer opportunities for young Asian American actors these days. But what’s it like actually being “that Asian on that show”? We find out from actresses Ashley Argota, Jolene Purdy and Nikki Soohoo.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Janice Jann
PHOTOS: Audrey Cho
I never have been nor ever will be a tiny Asian girl. I’ve always been a chubby kid — it’s evident in my baby pictures which bear remarkable resemblance to Notorious B.I.G as I sit there big-cheeked, big-thighed, staring into the camera with a scowl (I was probably hungry). It was evident from my pants split at the butt-cracks because I was so booty-licious, no amount of fabric or denim could hold it in.
You know you’re hot when pictures of you are upsetting malls all over America.
Posters of Nikita star (and former Audrey cover girl) Maggie Q- and her smokin’ guns and gams -have been pulled off several malls and shopping areas across America as supervisors are afraid of the images being too sexy and fiery. According to Variety, the shots of Q in a leather outfit seated with machine guns have been turned down by various shopping outlets, including the Grove in LA. Places in New York, Chicago and Illinois also passed on the image, allowing a replacement ad of the actress wearing a long red gown, holding a machine gun to be shown instead.
I dont particularly find these images too revealing. Victoria’s Secret ads show more than this! What do you think about all this brou ha ha? Much ado about nothing or a justified cause for concern? Either way, generating more buzz for the already killer-looking show is sure to be good for Nikita when it premieres on the CW on September 9.
More coverage of Maggie Q and her new show can be found in Audrey’s Fall issue.