KOKO TV

Chloe Bennet Shares How She Had To Change Her Last Name So She Could Get Roles In Hollywood

By David Joshua

Shortly after English actor and rapper Ed Skrein came out to speak about the whitewashing in Hollywood, the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet has applauded the actor for his decision to exit a controversial role in the new “Hellboy” movie and also share her own bold decision.

The actress has been vocal about her struggles with Hollywood’s treatment of Asian-Americans in the past, previously telling a reliable source that she changed her name from Chloe Wang to Chloe Bennet because she was having difficulty getting roles. According to her, the first audition she went out on as Chloe Bennet, she booked. Soon after, she found herself the lead in ABC’s “Avengers” spinoff.“Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese,” she wrote in a further statement, per Variety. “It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable.”Photo Credit: Getty

Share this article >

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related News Articles