Aug. 24, 2012 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
“Best known for her acting, Chen’s filmography includes Saving Face, Surrogate Valentine, and Yes, We’re Open. But she’s also a prolific blogger, celebrating year three of The Actor’s Diet. In part one our interview, she discusses her latest addition to the blogosphere, Thick Dumpling Skin—a body positive blog she co-founded with Lisa Lee, focused on the Asian American experience. She also discloses how film festivals are like marriage, what it’s like to work with up-and-coming director Dave Boyle, and we discover that her Surrogate Valentine co-star Goh Nakamura apparently knows everyone, ever. Let’s get started!
“Courtney Jones: So how did you get involved with the National Film Society?
“Lynn Chen: I think I’d seen some of their videos because Joy Osmanski was on, and I think they’re friends with Goh Nakamura, actually, Patrick was in Surrogate Valentine although his part was so small, honestly I don’t remember the part. But I’ve only seen the movie once. Then they asked me to do a video a while ago. So now we see each other at all these events, and since then we’ve become friends. And I think they’re so cool, and everything they do is so funny.”
Image: via National Film Society.
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