This Actress Changed Her Last Name to Get Roles in ‘Racist’ Hollywood

Source: Time

Chloe Bennet is speaking out against discrimination in show business.

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star posted an Instagram praising actor Ed Skrein for stepping down from playing Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy reboot after learning that in the original comic, the character is of mixed Asian heritage, which Skrein is not.

A commenter then brought up the fact that the actress, who is half-Chinese, changed her last name from Wang to Bennet — and the 25-year-old didn’t hold back.

“Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin, or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese,” Bennet replied.

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