Lucy Liu Talks About Racism During The Initial Days Of Her Hollywood Career
Kill Bill star Lucy Liu says initially when she started her Hollywood career, she faced number of difficulties thanks to racism. In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Liu said that she struggled to get auditions when she was just starting out as an actor in Los Angeles, reports variety.com. “I think i used to be just too naive and didn’t know what was before me or what i used to be getting to be up against,” she said, adding: “I had some idea once I need to L.A., because a lover of mine would have 10 auditions during a day or every week and that i would have maybe two or three in a month, so I knew it had been getting to be far more limited on behalf of me.” “But then I got really lucky with a couple of jobs, which put me in rooms for auditions where I seemed like no other woman within the room. I thought, ‘I don’t even understand why I’m here, but I’m going to give it my all’,” Liu added. “I think once you are somewhat the black sheep, you don’t really have anything to lose, because they're not necessarily trying to find you. So you'll also choose it,” she noted. Liu, 51, recently wrapped up a seven-season run as Dr. Joan Watson in the modern Sherlock Holmes version “Elementary”. She is now seen in “Why Women Kill” series, which is about three women across three different time periods and how they deal with their respective husbands’ infidelity.