Actors, Riz Ahmed with Steven Yeun get together for a virtual chat for Variety’s ” on “stages of representation”: “Stage 1 of representation, which is a stereotype. I get asked to play the terrorist, you get asked to play the Kung Fu master.”
Both Yeun and Ahmed are serious about acting, with successful runs on TV (for Yeun, “The Walking Dead,” and for Ahmed, an Emmy-
winning role in “The Night Of”). They spoke about how their personal experiences — especially as Asian performers in Hollywood and in Yeun’s case, as an immigrant to the United States — have informed their careers.