Lana Condor Opens Up About Asian Representation & Families With 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

Lana Condor Opens Up About Asian Representation & Families With 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

Lana Condor wears a lovely yellow dress while out promoting her new movie around New York City on Tuesday (August 14).

The 21-year-old actress stars as Lara Jean in Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which is out Friday, August 17th.

“I love it,” Lana recently told Teen Vogue about the mixed family emphasis and situation in the movie. “I was born in Vietnam and I was adopted by an Irish lady and a Hungarian man, and then I moved to America. So, in a way I grew up in a mixed household, because my brother and I are Asian, and our parents are white.”

She adds, “It’s important to show mixed families anyway, because that’s real life. Personally, I felt so comfortable and felt very understood.”

“There’s a misconception that I can’t relate to the quote-unquote ‘Asian-American experience’ because I didn’t grow up with an Asian mom and dad,” Lana continues. “That’s just not true. I am Asian American, and so playing a girl who is half Korean, half white, but her white dad tried really hard to connect with her mom’s heritage — that’s very familiar to me.”

“My parents always wanted me to learn about my culture, and tried to make me eat Vietnamese food…They [my parents] wanted so hard for me not to forget where I came from, and I appreciate that. And I see Lara Jean’s dad do that.”

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