Jessica Lu is pretty in purple at the at the 2013 TrevorLIVE LA event held at Hollywood Palladium on Sunday night (December 8) in Hollywood.
The 28-year-old Awkward. starlet is featured in the December 2013 issue of Bello mag where she talks about being an Asian-American role model and her royal dog. Check it:
On her dog’s name: “Oprah Suri Cruise Lu, to be exact. She was actually nameless for about a week and a half while I was trying to figure out the perfect name. I wanted her to have a name that nobody else had. I HAVE heard that there is another Oprah out there though… so you win some, you lose some. Also I couldn’t have my cat, Lucky Beyonce Lu, think he was the only royal in the family.”
On still getting starstruck: “Whenever I see people that I really admire, I have this awesome tactic where I freeze, look up at the ceiling and pretend I’m super cool, collected, and insanely busy. I saw her [Amy Adams] standing next to me about to sit down and my eyes did this crazy ‘roll back into my occipital lobe’ trick and it got crazy difficult to breathe. So yeah, I made a really great impression. All I could think about was her episode of Smallville where she guested as someone who ate everything in sight because she was so hungry from her diet. I did not say a word to her that night. But I did manage to smile at her as we stood next to each other, and she giggled in a way that can only be described as mermaid bubbles. I did, however, muster up enough courage to speak when I was next to Zoe Saldana and got a picture. Nailed it.”
On being an Asian role model: I hope so! I get a number of messages from fans that basically validate everything I’m doing in my life. In all seriousness though, I’m extremely happy with how my character on Awkward has grown. I sometimes feel that Asian Americans are portrayed on television as a bit flat or one-sided. Ming is this whole, developed person who speaks the truth and sticks to what she believes is right, all while having a sense of humor. And if I’m considered a role model, nothing would make me happier, but I also hope that it isn’t necessarily just geared towards Asian Americans.”