Words matter. These are the best Jessica Henwick Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In Singapore, I’d spend the majority of my time at hawker centres because the food there is incredible.
What I’m known for – ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Star Wars’ – they film in England, but they’re American productions. Because American productions are willing to see Asian actors.
I’ve always made a point to play roles that aren’t specified by their ethnicity.
When I’m traveling, I like extremes. It’s nice for me to go to Canada in the mountains where it’s snowing or to Cambodia where it’s stifling.
I was always going back and forth between Singapore and the U.K.
The state of the industry is much like the state of politics. It’s too middle-aged, white, and male.
The seafood in England is sad.
It’s tough, because I come to Singapore, and people say I’m not Singaporean, and I go to England, and people say I’m not English. It’s really hard to find your place, not just in the entertainment industry, but in life.
I’ve shied away from playing Asian characters. if you look back, I’m playing characters that have no relevance to my ethnicity.
I turned down a lot of work. I didn’t want to ever feel defined by my ethnicity.
Becoming an actress was just about being in the right place at the right time.
When you use the whip, it makes the loudest crack. It’s a very, very difficult weapon to use.
I learned more on ‘Spirit Warriors’ than I think I have on any other job.
I was a real overachiever.
I had been in talks with Marvel prior to ‘Iron Fist,’ and I had researched all the prominent female roles that I was interested in. Colleen Wing came up really early in the process, and I had a strange feeling.
There’s nowhere in London where you can use a whip without getting too much attention.
I really struggle to fight and say lines at the same time. It’s hard.
I was a real wild kid, spending much more time outdoors than I ever did indoors.
I want to continue to broaden expectations of what an Asian can be.
I grew up in the English countryside, raising ducks and chickens.
I don’t want to perpetuate a stereotype. I don’t want to take Asian representation backwards two steps. I don’t want to be part of the problem.
I’m not a good katana user, bo staff user.
It’s very hard as an Asian actress to get seen for anything which isn’t specifically Asian in England.
I’m Asian, and I’m an actress, and I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager, so if anyone understands the conversation about misrepresentation and underrepresentation, it’s me. I live and breathe it; this is my life.
I’ve been extremely lucky in that I’ve been able to play roles that are not defined by their ethnicity. But that’s not a common thing for people of ethnic minorities.
‘The Joy Luck Club’ is not a perfect film. But, I distinctly remember watching it with my mom – and bursting into tears after the screening!
Honestly, it was just tiring going straight from one show to the other. I filmed ‘Iron Fist,’ and then I had a two week break, and I went straight into ‘The Defenders.’
As soon as you start looking into roles which are specifically Asian, Black, or Latina, you start looking at stereotypes. That’s the issue minority actors face – it’s not that we don’t want to play our ethnicities; it’s that, often, the role that’s written for our ethnicity is a stereotype.
I would love to see an Asian American superhero.
It’s always fun playing a villain, I do have to say.