And it's not that kind of parody that anybody is accusing Cloud Atlas of, which makes the yellowface term a little inaccurate-- Jim Sturgess's character, along with the other characters played by white actors in the Neo Seoul scenes, is not intended to mock Koreans.
What the Media Action Network for Asian Americans is pointing out is a fair point: why not cast an Asian or Asian American actor for that role?
Even in that jam-packed six-minute trailer it was hard to miss the sight of Jim Sturgess, a white British actor, with his eyes augmented to look Asian, in a section of the story that takes place in the futuristic Neo Seoul and which co-stars Korean actress Doona Bae.
It was a jarring image, and many websites raised a flag of concern that, in overreaching to tell a wide-ranging story about multiple races and centuries, directors Andy and Lana Wachowksi and Tom Tykwer had stepped into some of the most pernicious and racist tendencies that date back to Hollywood's inception.
James Anthony "Jim" Sturgess (born ) is an English actor and singer-songwriter.
His breakthrough role was appearing as Jude in the musical romance drama film Across the Universe (2007).
Sturgess was born i James Anthony "Jim" Sturgess (born ) is an English actor and singer-songwriter.
Bae Doo Na (sometimes known as Bae Doo Na) is an award winning actress and supermodel from South Korea.
The moment a film was presented to the press, I was almost always already shooting the next one ...I thought by myself: now my first cycle is really over.While I rest a little, I wanted to make a fresh new start." Basic stats for Bae Doo Na Bae Doo Na was strongly influenced by her mother Kim Hwa-Young who is a famous stage actress herself."Listen close and I'll yarn you 'bout the first time we met eye da eye," he says. People can start out evil and work their way to love, transitioning from one life to the next, forming bonds that stand the test of time.) surf the space-time continuum, using words, phrases, and visual cues to facilitate their segues, revealing the cause-and-effect synchronicity at the heart of the tale.Usually, I write biographies about Japanese celebrities and movie stars but for now, South Korea will be the focus.