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Cho On Racism

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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For John Cho, being an Asian-American actor has brought its own challenges for the actor.

But being cast on Selfie as television’s first Asian lead is a step in the right direction.

Cho has run into problems at time and works hard to avoid stereotyping. “I experienced racism, and in my professional life, I try to take roles (and have always tried to take roles) that don’t fall within the parameters of any Asian stereotype,” he said. “And so to me, hopefully, that’s a positive thing I can put into popular culture and so maybe in some bizarrely tiny way that helps people not think of Asians in one particular way.”

Asked to do an accent for Big Fat Liar once, Cho said no. “I don’t want to do this role in a kid’s comedy, with an accent, because I don’t want young people laughing at an accent inadvertently,” he said. But Director Shawn Levy worked with him to help to develop the character. “I bumped into [Levy] recently, and for him he says it was his first feature, and it was really awesome from HIS perspective that it was a good reminder that actors need to feel invested and the importance of collaboration, but for ME it was important that someone understood where I was coming from politically as far as representation of Asian-Americans.”

Selfie airs Tuesdays at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

Cho: Star Trek 4?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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While doing promotion for his new series Selfie, John Cho addressed the future of Star Trek beyond Star Trek 3.

Cho was asked if this would be the last Trek movie for “your team, or for you as Sulu.”

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Cho Selfie TV Alert

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Tonight, Star Trek into Darkness John Cho will be appearing in the pilot for Selfie.

Selfie is a modern remake of Pygmalion.

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Cho As Romantic Lead

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessJohn Cho will be playing an unfamiliar role this autumn, that of the romantic lead.

Cho will co-star with Karen Gillan in Selfie, a modern remake of Pygmalion.

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Cho: More On Selfie

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessJohn Cho will be appearing in ABC’s Selfie comedy this autumn.

Selfie is a “modern take” on My Fair Lady.

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Cho In That Burning Feeling

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessJohn Cho has taken on a different role as a bad guy in That Burning Feeling.

In the comedy, Cho is Roger Whitacre, “morally bankrupt real-estate baron.”

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Cho Joins Selfie

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessJohn Cho has signed for Selfie, a new comedy pilot.

Selfie is a “modern take on My Fair Lady.”

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Star Trek And NASA Meetup

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

This morning, Damon Lindelof, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho joined astronauts Mike Finke, Kjell Lindgren (Houston), and Chris Cassidy (on the ISS) in an hour-long NASA broadcast in a “space bridge” webcast at Google+ Hangout.

J.J. Abrams, due to attend, was unable to do so, but submitted his intriguing question via taped video.

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Cho The Fanboy

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Part of the fun of shooting Star Trek for John Cho was being in a different ship and sitting in “that chair.”

Cho has been a Trek fan since the days of Star Trek: The Next Generation and he got a real kick out of sitting in the captain’s chair.

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Trek Actor Television And Radio Appearances

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

With the opening of Star Trek into Darkness, the actors will be guests on quite a few shows in the next two weeks.

First up will be tonight, on MTV, where J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear on MTV in “MTV First: Star Trek into Darkness.”

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Two New Star Trek Into Darkness Character Videos

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The latest videos featuring characters from Star Trek into Darkness went online today, and the videos feature Carol Marcus and Hikaru Sulu.

The videos show some Star Trek into Darkness scenes and interviews with Alice Eve and John Cho. Mild spoilers are behind the cut.

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More Trek Cast Interviews

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Several more interviews with Star Trek into Darkness actors have emerged from CinemaCon 2013.

The latest batch of interviews comes from Alice Eve, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and John Cho.

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Trek Cast Interview Video

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Several of the Star Trek into Darkness cast members took part in a Q&A that was part of a special eighteen minute preview for theater owners.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, and Alice Eve took part in the Q&A, which took place on Monday and was moderated by Damon Lindelof.

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Cho Joins Sleepy Hollow

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness actor John Cho will be guest-starring in Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci‘s Sleepy Hollow pilot.

Sleepy Hollow will be a modern-day supernatural drama, in which Ichabod Crane finds himself transported to present-day Sleepy Hollow, where troubles await him.

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New Baby For Cho

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Star Trek‘s John Cho and wife Kerri Higuchi welcomed their second child recently, a little girl.

Cho and Higuchi were married in 2006, and had a son, Kage, in 2008.

No word yet on the name for the new baby.