Minari tells the story of a Korean-American family that moves to a farm in Arkansas for a chance to achieve the American Dream. It's inspired by the real-life childhood of director and writer Lee Isaac Chung and stars Steven Yeun as the patriarch, Jacob Yi. Chung, Yeun and co-stars Alan Kim, Yeri Han, and Yuh-Jung Youn recently spoke with Yahoo Entertainment about the film.
"I represent whatever I represent because I can't change my face," said Yeun of the role he's at least partially played in the recent increased visiblity and popularity of films with Asian casts and creators (Crazy Rich Asians, Parasite). "And I hope that we get to see more Asian-American Asian actors get their shots and do their thing and really push the boundaries of how to connect all of us together."
Watch more from Yeun in the above interview.