After her well-deserved win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, the Everything Everywhere All at Once star opened up about her early days in the industry, noting that she didn't get the warmest welcome.
She said, “When I first came to Hollywood, it was a dream come true until I got here. Because look at this face. Someone said to me ‘You speak English?’ I mean, forget about them not knowing Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Asia, India. And then I said, ‘Yeah, the flight here was about 13 hours long.’”
“As time went by—I turned 60 last year—and I think all of you women understand this as the days, years, numbers get bigger, the opportunities get smaller, as well. Then along came the best gift: Everything, Everywhere All at Once.”