Korean-American actress Arden Cho exposed discrimination in appearance fees.
In a recent interview with the magazine “The Cut”, Arden Cho talked about the American drama “Teen Wolf” and clarified rumors that she was excluded from the work due to her appearance fee, “I think I was actually offered even less. The reality of being paid less than my white co-stars is not unique to me.”
She went on to say, “I wasn’t saying ‘no’ necessarily for me or because I was angry. I was saying ‘no’ because I hope that there will be more equality in the future. I could probably, off the top of my head, think of over ten Asian American actors I know who were paid significantly less than their counterparts.”
Born in 1985, Arden Cho was born in Texas due to her family’s immigration to the United States. She experienced racism to the point of being assaulted since childhood. Arden Cho, who dreamed of becoming a lawyer, reportedly became an actress after seeing Asian Americans’ inequality in the media.
Arden Cho, who debuted in 2006, received great love for her role as Kira Yukimura, the girlfriend of the main character Scott McCall in “Teen Wolf” (2014). In April, she drew attention as she released a proof shot of BTS‘ Las Vegas concert.