John Cho quotes

  • For me, the most interesting thing is longevity and sustaining a career, because that's what's truly difficult.
    -- John Cho

    #Careers #Interesting #Difficult

  • It'd be nice if Asian actors could be perceived as profitable, which is the bottom line. We're perceived as not mattering much fiscally.
    -- John Cho

    #Nice #Asian #Actors

  • Lost' was a phenomenon, like Elvis.
    -- John Cho

    #Lost #Phenomenon

  • With acting, you are a small part of the creative process, and sometimes it is hard to feel like you are making an impact.
    -- John Cho

    #Impact #Creative #Acting

  • You know, I always root for the older athlete. I root for the second album. I root for solo careers after the rock star breaks the band apart.
    -- John Cho

    #Stars #Athlete #Rocks

  • Conversely, the most powerful thing an actor can say is "no." If something is presented and it's a stereotypical role or something, you can say no to that, and that's very powerful.
    -- John Cho

    #Powerful #Roles #Actors

  • I've been called a funny person, for a long time. I don't know that I know anything about comedic acting. I'm not a good improver, which is what a lot of comedic actors are really good at. I have failed miserably when I've been asked to improvise.
    -- John Cho

    #Long #Acting #Actors

  • Sometimes just being an immigrant, I read things the wrong way, and that can be funny. Or I'll put the emphasis on the wrong word, and that can be funny. I have an affinity for comedy because I like to watch them. It's an honor to make comedies because I love being able to pop something into the DVD player and laugh. I love doing it.
    -- John Cho

    #Player #Love Is #Dvds

  • Asian American men, Asian men have been basically eunuchs in American cinema and television.
    -- John Cho

    #Men #Asian #Cinema

  • You know, I did start a Twitter account, but that's the only thing I do. I feel torn because I don't want to promo myself and force that down people's throats, but on the other hand, that's a component. There's some real interest in, "Hey, what are you doing next?"
    -- John Cho

    #Real #Hands #People

  • Sometimes you just get giggles leprosy and it can't be helped. I find that there's a direct correlation between fatigue and breaking.
    -- John Cho

    #Leprosy #Sometimes #Giggle

  • I'm trying to think of - knock on wood - how young people would feel today if our president and our leaders were shot at. But... our young people are being killed at an astonishing rate, and times seem dark.
    -- John Cho

    #Dark #Thinking #People

  • The show definitely has a romantic construct, and that's a genre that I've never had access to, in a significant way. This interesting for me to see, as an Asian guy, just standing back. I just wanted to break my way into a different genre. I was tickled that it was offered to me.
    -- John Cho

    #Interesting #Guy #Asian

  • It's really weird to be in more than one franchise because an actor's life is so nomadic, and so it's a real privilege to get back together with people.
    -- John Cho

    #Real #People #Together

  • You don't really see Asian men together very often. It's very rare in life.
    -- John Cho

    #Men #Together #Asian

  • The objective is not just to save the crew or just to get the ship up, but the superobjective is to get back home to the family and protect the family.
    -- John Cho

    #Home #Ships #Crew

  • I try to be personal, but that's not me, either. What seems to work best, and the tweets I enjoy reading the most, are when comedians just give jokes. It's a great joke of the day thing, especially revolving around current events. But that's not my forte either, so I find myself in no man's land with Twitter. I don't particularly enjoy giving me out to everyone.
    -- John Cho

    #Reading #Men #Land

  • I try to play the stiff, as much as I can, and play it dry, which is sometimes hard for me. My problem with comedy is to want to clown it up, but she's the funny one. Those are her jokes, not mine. For me, it's a lot of not doing anything. I just don't want to muck it up.
    -- John Cho

    #Play #Trying #Dry

  • I think there are contractual problems with me doing more than a couple, but I would love to go back. I just have a lot of fondness for that show, and for the people. When you get something off the ground, it's fantastic and you feel really close to that group of people. Wherever Selfie goes, the fact that we birthed it, we'll always be tied together that way.
    -- John Cho

    #Couple #Thinking #People

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