Brenda Song of “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” fame missed her opportunity to star in book based trilogy “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Apparently, the 31 year old actress told Teen Vogue that she wasn’t given a chance to audition for the 2018 hit movie “Crazy Rich Asians” because she wasn’t “Asian enough” for the movie.
“A lot of people don’t know this, but I never got to read for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ ever,” Brenda Song stated.
Reportedly, the actress’ managers arranged an audition but it never did push through.
“Their reasoning behind that, what they said, was that my image was basically not Asian enough, in not so many words. It broke my heart,” the actress continued. “I said, ‘This character is in her late to mid-20s, an Asian American, and I can’t even audition for it? I’ve auditioned for Caucasian roles my entire career, but this specific role, you’re not going to let me do it? You’re going to fault me for having worked my whole life?’ I was like, ‘Where do I fit?’ ”
“Crazy Rich Asians” director took to Twitter to respond to Brenda Song’s statement.
“Would these words ever come out of my mouth? Nope makes no sense,” he tweeted. “I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason. The fact is I love Brenda Song and am a fan. I didn’t need her to audition because I already knew who she was!”