Park Hopes To Inspire Asian AmericansBy Caillan
February 8, 2003 - 2:11 AM
Linda Park (Hoshi Sato) is hopeful her success in landing a role on Enterprise will be an inspiration to other Asian Americans.
"I felt that I'm a Korean-American and America was my home, so I should be able to follow my dream here," Park told Mike Antonucci at Mercury News, explaining that her mother felt she would have more success in South Korea. "And once somebody tells me I can't do something, then I'm going to do it, and just watch me do it.
"Maybe it [Park's success] helps other mothers or young girls or young boys who want to pursue this dream, but feel like the color of their skin will make it too hard."
Park, who graduated from Boston University with a BFA in acting only a year before she scored the role of linguist Hoshi Sato, counts ballroom dancing and stage fighting among her many talents. Despite her quick success in landing a regular gig, the actress knew she would make it in Tinseltown one day.
"I was very Type A about this goal my entire life, about taking a pro-active stance and making it come true. I think that has a lot to do with my success. I was prepared when opportunity came."
The full interview, in which Park also talked about the differences between Hoshi and herself, can be found here at Mercury News.