Eileen Li is currently kicking butt in the industry and has appeared in television shows like Orphan Black and Degrassi: The Next Generation. She will be joining the cast of CBC’s 21 Thunder as Lara Yun and will guest star in the second season of Freeform’s Shadowhunters. We spoke to her about pursuing what you are passionate about and the challenges of being an Asian actress.
When did you know you wanted to become an actress and what was your biggest inspiration? What has been your biggest challenge as an actress?
The first time I seriously considered becoming an actor was when I was in the ninth grade and took my first drama class. I had been in school plays prior to that, but that was the first time I had really studied acting, and I was hooked.
This week, the internet exploded Star Wars tears, sweat and nerd blood all over the place: new trailer dropped and the pre-sale movie tickets happened. Did we survive? Perhaps. Fanfic Theatre: Arrow
In this episode, the Lady Geeks delve into the upcoming world of Fall/Halloween themed food from black burger buns and PSLs. Learn a new Fandom Word of the Day, which anime we watched and hot men wiping away tears. Fanfic Theatre: Naruto.
Riding on a bit of an anime nostalgia train at the moment and how do I forget one of my first weeaboo awakening? Gundam Wing.
Sure, just like any other Asian girl who grew up with Sailor Moon, anime has always been a part of my life. It wasn’t until I fell into the deep, fandom hole of Gundam Wing that I discovered there is a level of love for anime that I’ve never explored before. Slash fiction? Pining for supposedly 15-year old boys who pilot war-rigged mecha robots? Fangirling with no concept of shame? Sign me up.
This edition of Fanart GLEE is dedicated to the five boys who defined what “doki doki” meant to me.
Humans keep proving to suck at being humans which is why robots will destroy us all… At least Gambitatum IS still happening. We’re happy. Fanfic Theatre: Star Wars.