Arden Cho rejects ‘Teen Wolf’ revival role because she was offered ‘half’ the pay given to her costars
And how Ken Jeong was the first to welcome Simu Liu to Hollywood
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Arden Cho rejects ‘Teen Wolf’ revival role because she was offered ‘half’ the pay given to her costars — Paramount Plus announced the cast list for “Teen Wolf: The Movie” this week, with Arden Cho, who played Kira Yukimura in the MTV notably “not attached” to the project.
Kira, a Thunder Kitsune who first appeared in Season 3, captured fans’ hearts throughout Seasons 4 and 5 only to be cut from the show’s sixth and final season.
Why exactly Cho may not be returning to reprise her role has not been officially confirmed, but sources reportedly told Deadline that she was “offered half the per-episode salary proposed to her three counterparts.” Although the three counterparts have not been named, Cho is the only actor of color among the four female regulars in the series.
Simu Liu reveals how Ken Jeong was the first person to make him feel welcomed in Hollywood — Simu Liu is among the Hollywood stars to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 28th annual issue.
Liu talked about the pressure of becoming a representative of the Asian diaspora in the film industry and still feeling like an “outsider” in Hollywood. “I still feel very much like I’m an outsider in Hollywood...but I’m starting to realize I don’t have to prove to anyone or myself that I deserve to be here,” the actor said.
Liu’s encounter with Korean American comedian Ken Jeong was the one of the first times he felt welcomed in the industry. “I would go to tapings, and Ken, without fail, would bring me into his dressing room and ask me how I was doing. That was the first time I really felt the generosity of a community…. I’ll never forget that kind of kindness,” Liu said.
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