The 28-year-old actress who took home the Best Actress award for her work in La La Land only has one project slated for 2017, but it’s one that will give her a chance to show a new side of herself.
Kara Takasaki: The premiere of Andi Mack is noteworthy because Asian Americans in mainstream American entertainment are so rare. When they do appear, Asian Americans are usually “white-washed,” replaced by white actors or actors of mixed-ethnicity.
Mark Will: Like the spirituals of old, a secular spiritual expresses a longing for connection with the divine mystery, but it does not promote any particular dogma or religion.
Alex Demyanenko: Usually celebrity activism seems shallow and does little to impact actual change, but in this case the filmmakers arm Lear and these “actorvists” with not only stellar journalistic support, but also document them on deeper journeys than are found in standard outings of “drive-by” celebrity activism.
Alex Demyanenko: What is the other existential threat facing our society apart from climate change? Inequality just stuck out as this huge challenge that needs to be confronted.