Steven Yeun thinks racism and a lack of Asian representation exist in Hollywood — but not necessarily on “The Walking Dead.”
Yeun, 33, starred as Korean American good guy Glenn Rhee on the AMC smash until (spoiler alert!) his character was bludgeoned to death by villain Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The death was one of the most brutal on the series, but Yeun points out it’s also one of the most memorable, which makes it a standout for an Asian character.
“Maybe it’s something to be said that you’ve never seen an Asian character die like that onscreen before — because we don’t have Asian people onscreen to die! Even when we do die, we die silently,” he told Vulture.
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