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EP 200: Judy Jean Kwon (autogenerated)

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] you booked it. Episode thing started. One second. Okay. Let’s get this thing started. I am excited to introduce my 200th guests guest on the show. Judy Jean Kwan. Are you ready for this Judy? 

[00:00:23] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:00:23] Oh, yeah. I’m as ready as I’m ever going to

[00:00:27] be so

[00:00:30] Dane Reis: [00:00:30] Let’s do it. Judy grew up in a Korean American video store where she fell in love with the art of filmmaking and storytelling, born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a daughter of Korean immigrants. She split her time between Korea and America as a child and not. Really feeling like she belonged anywhere.

[00:00:51] One food in the East and one foot in the West, she turned to music and the arts, she started acting when she was 17. And after five years of acting training, she went on to have a successful commercial career breaking the mold for Asian-American actors. There is by taking on non stereotypical roles, unusually and uniquely beautiful.

[00:01:12] She went on to model for her Brits and Steven  and also has acted in over 100 commercials. Quan’s mission is to give voice to the voiceless and tell stories of underdogs that are ignored. She is passionate about women’s rights and immigrants stories. Judy, that is a. Quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, fill in the gaps and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry,

[00:01:43] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:01:43] well, I mean, ,

[00:01:43] well, I mean, I’ve been doing it a long time now. I mean, it started when I was 17. Um, uh, I guess filling it in, you could also have a alternate ego. Um, I go by your mama rice on social media because I’m a mom and I like rice.

[00:02:03] Dane Reis: [00:02:03] Fair. Fair enough. Fair enough.

[00:02:05] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:02:05] And I kind of wanted to turn the whole, yo mama joke around a little bit, you know, uh, yeah. I like turning things back on itself, so that, that was how I came up with that. And , um, uh, I I’ve, I’m also a creator like I’m creative , um, and writer, producer director. , um, uh, I have , uh, uh, Project outright.

[00:02:20] Now that’s going to be released on hahaha called no friend that’s mother. I like to friends. Um, again, the mil friends that I’m trying to change the, Oh, I use that title to turn things around on itself again, because I just kind of imagined. But you’re horny guys at two 30 in the morning, surfing the internet type MILF, and then my comedy show comes up.

[00:02:43] It’s kind of funny. Um, so I have that being released , um, and I have a bunch of projects that I’m , uh, in development and also writing scripts. Uh, but specifically I’m focusing on comedy and TV. Right now, although I’ve written a couple of features , uh, they’re more dramatic and , um, thriller, but , um, right now I’m focused on comedy.

[00:03:02] It just seems like right now with the whole COVID and everything we’ve been going through everything so heavy, it’s hard to watch , um, um, sad, dramatic stuff or, or right now, because life

[00:03:12]like a horror, horror, trivial drama.

[00:03:15] Dane Reis: [00:03:15] right, right, right. I think we can all go for a little bit of comedy in our lives 

[00:03:18] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:03:18] Yeah. Yeah, definitely. 

[00:03:20]And I do have a kid that I raised, so

[00:03:23] that’s also a full-time job in itself.

[00:03:25] Okay. 

[00:03:26] Dane Reis: [00:03:26] Oh, trust me. I get that. I have a four year old daughter and it is full on to say the least.

[00:03:34] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:03:34] Is she, . 

[00:03:34] Dane Reis: [00:03:34] Well, let’s move on to our first section here. And Judy, look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone?

[00:03:46] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:03:46] Oh, my God.  Actually I make up my own quotes, but I wouldn’t say they’re they’re profoundly and something that I would want to present follow. Um, so here, let me give you a couple samples by quotes.

[00:03:57] Here’s one. It won’t work out. If you

[00:04:00] freak out. Oh, 

[00:04:03]Dane Reis: [00:04:03] Yes.

[00:04:04] Yes. 

[00:04:05] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:04:05] one thing that I say to my kid all the time, because you know, when he freaks out, I’m like, you better come  down because it’s not been a workout if you’re freaking out. And then , um,here’s another one creme de LA creme rises to the top where it’s full

[00:04:19] of fluff.

[00:04:20] So. 

[00:04:23] Dane Reis: [00:04:23] Oh, I love that too.

[00:04:26] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:04:26] Let me give you one more , uh, um, this one right here. It’s just, if it’s too hard, it’s probably not right.

[00:04:36] You know what I’m talking about? Like 

[00:04:38] Dane Reis: [00:04:38] Yeah. Yeah, for sure. 

[00:04:40] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:04:40] when you, even in a relationship with like a girl or a boy, whichever you prefer, and if it’s hard, you guys are

[00:04:46] fighting all the time.

[00:04:47] It’s probably 

[00:04:48] Dane Reis: [00:04:48] Yeah, for sure. 

[00:04:49] And that goes for a lot Of things in different projects and different,  endeavors that you’re going on. Of course, you  you can’t expect everything to be easy peasy, but, but, at some point you have to go look, maybe maybe the universe is telling me that I need to push things in a different direction.

[00:05:03] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:05:03] Exactly. Exactly. 

[00:05:06] I think as an artist, you need to be open to be able to take different routes and open, to do different things. Don’t get stuck in any one thing.

[00:05:15] Um, especially if it’s not working out, 

[00:05:18] Dane Reis: [00:05:18] yeah, a hundred percent. I think we’ve all learned that as well during this COVIDthat we are all continuing to go through. 

[00:05:21] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:05:21] Uh, it’s a, 

[00:05:21] Dane Reis: [00:05:21] experience that we are all continuing to go through.

[00:05:24] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:05:24] Uh, it’s a, it’s a growing experience. Yeah. You’re always growing and learning and changing with times and situations. Right. It’d be open

[00:05:32] to that. that.

[00:05:33] Dane Reis: [00:05:33] Well, let’s move on to this next section here. And Judy, of course you are an entertainer. I am an entertainer, and I think that you’d agree that this industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally honest. Personally,  emotional industries in existence. And you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like your having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work.

[00:05:59] And while yeah. There was an outrageous amount of fun and excitement doing what we do. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it.

[00:06:22] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:06:22] Um, I mean, I w I have to say there’s so many mistakes that I’ve made. I can’t pinpoint any one thing, but it’s just, just, just like I was saying , um, a minute ago, it’s, I’m learning to bend with the times in situations. And sometimes I wish I would have done that sooner and because I’m a bit stubborn. So sometimes it took many, many mistakes to learn a lesson.

[00:06:43]And so basically I wish I would have just go back and redo

[00:06:47] things. I wish I would. 

[00:06:50]Dane Reis: [00:06:50] yeah, moved on faster. There we go. And look, having the the knowledge and the instinct to do that that really also comes with ex with experience, right? We have to we kind of have to take things to the extreme sometimes to. To realize if we’re doing it right, or if we’re doing it wrong and it’s experience.

[00:07:08] And just continuing to not necessarily judge that or use that in any negative way, but just take the experiences as they come and learn from them. And really always try to review what happened and try to make better decisions. Moving forward.

[00:07:23] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:07:23] It’s not just experience it’s experience all will come with taking risks. I mean, you have to take risks and you have to stick your neck out there and actually make an effort. And then once you do that, and then if it doesn’t work out, then I’m stopping so stubborn and move on because I mean, my problem is like I’m stubborn, so I’ll just keep beating the same drum instead of being like, okay, maybe that is not working out and move on, you know?

[00:07:46]Cause there’s so many other. Uh, outlets as whatever you want to do. I mean, I call myself more, I’m more of a storyteller and there’s so much ways to tell stories more than just one way or that I could have explored way more and try and way more different ways of doing that quicker. When things didn’t work out, but I’m saying, I’m not saying that just give up or like, or cut things off short, but I mean, you got to know when it’s your time to be like, okay, maybe work out, I’ll put that on the back burner, let’s try something different.

[00:08:16] And I wish I would have done that sooner. And I also am a performer. I just stand up coffee and stuff like that. So, um, and you know, I’m being like on stage and you, you, you know, you could know

[00:08:25] right away just from the audience’s reaction. As a 

[00:08:28] performer, if something is working or not. So I guess that also goes with sticking your neck out because you, you know, you could be in your own room and doing as much performing as you want, but if you’re not out there on sticking your neck out and being in front of a live audience, and you will never know if it works because in your head, of course it could be perfectly, but until

[00:08:52] you get feedback, you you really don’t know.

[00:08:55] Dane Reis: [00:08:55] Yeah, totally. Especially, especially as a comedian as well. It’s it’s not like a play or say a musical where. Okay, we’re going to give you you two hours or two and a half hours for the story to develop. Right. And then we’d go, okay. I’m not so sure sure about that. That arc you’re as a comedian, your jokes, you know, you’ve got one after another, you have so many jokes within one set.

[00:09:16] So you find out very quickly, which is brilliant, actually in a lot of ways, if you frame it that way to way get feedback so fast and to go home. right. Well, we can try that one more time, but I’m pretty sure that one’s that one’s not working anymore.

[00:09:29] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:09:29] you kind figure out how to make it work. Uh, you know, you just have to keep trying it and try it in different ways. You know, you don’t just give up on it either, but you know, maybe, but then take it to a broader sense. If, if you keep doing standup comedy less, you’re not getting anywhere. The maybe up comedy is not for you.

[00:09:45] Maybe try a different outlet as a performer. Don’t just get stuck in just trying to do one thing. It’s basically, I guess. My biggest mistake in advice

[00:09:55]know,

[00:09:55] Dane Reis: [00:09:55] Yeah, I think that’s brilliant. I think it’s brilliant. , let’s move on to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was, yes. This is what I need to be doing in the entertainment industry. Tell us about that.

[00:10:20] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:10:20] Oh, I didn’t really have like, Oh like the, I guess a light bulb moment. I justkind of got into it because I, I, I was born and raised in LA and I went to a performing arts school or junior high school, the Bancroft junior high for the performing arts. So I was already, always did performing arts and I wasn’t the junior for harmonic.

[00:10:39] Of California playing the cello was, you know, the drama student. So I did everything arts when I was in school. So, and then I started actually acting when I was 17 when I was still in school. And I think it’s just part of, it was my location cause I’m in Hollywood. So it just, I just kind of naturally fell into it.

[00:10:58]Um, but I honestly didn’t want to do acting. I wanted to actually be a musician. I want it to be a rock star,

[00:11:08] but somehow I thought it’s acting , um, I enjoyed exploring. Like the psychology of, you know, , you know, the mind and all that other stuff, which I got really drawn into the art of acting. So I studied for five years with a dramatic theater teacher, but like, you know, the Stanislavski method and all that stuff, method acting for five years, which actually kind of screwed me up.

[00:11:32]Um, For film and TV, the stage, I think is a little different from film and TV. Um, but , uh, but I still enjoy the whole process of breaking down scripts and I just love the whole art of it. So that’s how I got into that. And then, you know, um, I’ve, I’ve actually naturally, somehow fell into, after doing my five years of training.

[00:11:53] The first audition I went out, so I booked, and this was commercials. Um, and so, and then I just had a long run in commercials between about a hundred commercials. Um, and this was before , uh, you saw a lot of Asians on, on TV. Um, and , um, the stereotype back then was the shy, timid, or the prostitute. Um, as far as those were the two roles that were mostly being offered Asians.

[00:12:16] And then I thought I was breaking the stereotype because , um, I came in with these big black frame glasses and short hair and kind of , um, I thought I was breaking the mold by being. The texts. I would take all these malls, actually, that weren’t meant for Asians, but I would go in and just grab those rules because I guess I feel that tech , uh, business , um, kind of hip hipster and also artistic, like those are the roles that I would get.

[00:12:42] And then I realized that actually, after a while of doing that, I’m like, man, I just created a whole nother stereotype because this was before the Silicon. You know, you know, and tech blew up. So I’m like, so I guess I was just , uh, at that time in the, you know, portraying what what’s actually happening in real life, but I didn’t realize it until after that.

[00:13:02] I was just creating another stereotype. But , uh, I guess, um, uh, I mean, I’m here now, 

[00:13:05] Dane Reis: [00:13:05] there you go. Well, let’s piggyback on that real quick. And let’s talk about your number one book that moment, or walk us through that day, the auditions and callbacks, if they happen to be a part of it, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment? It makes it your favorite book moment.

[00:13:25] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:13:25] Well, I mean, , my life and my career were two totally different things. Cause my, I was going through a really heavy, heavy stuff in my life. Um, that I, you know, know, I don’t think there’s enough time in this podcast to go into that, but my grandma was an illegal immigrant. Um, she was in immigration court. My dad was , um, homeless , um, and , um, My home life was a wreck, but , um, on the other side of my career was actually doing really well.

[00:13:49] And the, and me being in commercials. And modeling. I had to put on a face , like, cause you know, you’re selling ads, so you have to be happy. So, um, I was smiling through the whole whole time , um, um, to keep working. So I didn’t really share what was going on in my personal life because it was so heavy. Um, but I, I would say, I guess my book, that moment was , um, one of my first commercials that I booked was with Tarsem.

[00:14:12] Who did the film, the cell with Jennifer Lopez?

[00:14:17]

[00:14:17] Um, and , um, , he’s also a big , um, commercial director. And so  went and talked to some for Flint Phillips for a TV commercial, and it wasn’t originally meant for an Asian women. Um, then , uh, I, I went in and I got it’s like,  which was kind of, uh,

[00:14:29]it was, I guess, kind of a trophy for me. 

[00:14:32] Dane Reis: [00:14:32] Yeah. Yeah. Cool. And how was the shooting in shooting in the commercial? Was it a Philips? It’s a huge brand. Uh, it was a national commercial. 

[00:14:41] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:14:41] Yeah. It was national and actually won a lot of wards. It was um, uh, one, yeah, it was one, one of the commercials that actually, I think, started changing the ad advertising industry because I remember. Um, somebody came up to me who was a student at a college that they were studying ads.

[00:14:56] Cause she, they were advertising students and they were like, Oh, we

[00:15:00] started your commercial in my class. I’m like, ah,

[00:15:02] Dane Reis: [00:15:02] Oh,

[00:15:02] wow. That’s cool. Very cool. Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And we’ve talked about this pandemic a little bit. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of

[00:15:21] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:15:21] It’s changing so fast, so much that I don’t think a lot of people could really make a prediction.  Obviously it’s going more in the form of, to me, shorter. Um, time. I just don’t think a lot of people have like two hours even to sit and watch phones anymore.

[00:15:39] But the, I even noticed it, I think it’s maybe because of the whole social media and tech talk, I just discovered six thoughts. It’s so quick and so fast that trying to sit through a two hour film is like torture, matter how, how good it is. And I come from a, like a video store and not even working at my dad’s video, sort of helping run that.

[00:16:02] But even after that , Uh, you know, worked at many other video stores. Um, and I watched a lot of films and I love , um, movies, but I just find that nowadays it’s hard to sit through a full length feature film, and I guess maybe that’s part of it’s because I’m

[00:16:17] also a parent and I don’t have that kind of time.

[00:16:20]Dane Reis: [00:16:20] You’re like, I don’t have two hours to give you. Sorry.

[00:16:23] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:16:23] yeah. but I think a lot of it’s going shorter times. And , um, also I think the diversity is happening a lot now with the whole black lives matter API movement going on and people just craving diversity because , um, all this time in Hollywood , um, if you look back, it’s all been from one perspective, you know, so, and , uh, .

[00:16:42]Uh, even in America , like, , 50% of Americans are going to be a person of color. Um, I think in the next 10 years or something like this, and people were craving stories that they could relate to. And I think a lot of the stuff that’s been handed to us thus far , uh, I mean, I know I can’t relate to a lot of it.

[00:17:01]You know, so people want to be , um, watching stuff that they could relate to it. So I think , um, it’s changing in that way too, and not just in , um, race as far as diversity, but also with , um, class meaning. Um, I think a lot of content that’s been coming out is also middle-class upper middle-class and wealthy and , uh, you know, If you’ve noticed during the COVID, there’s a big divide in the world and in the, in the country is United States even there’s I think more poor people now than there are rich people, you know?

[00:17:28]And I think the poor people are, or kind of tired of

[00:17:31] watching rich people’s lives. 

[00:17:33]Is it fair to say that. 

[00:17:35] Dane Reis: [00:17:35] yeah, of course you can say that. And,

[00:17:37]with all of that shorter content, I agree. I mean, Tik TOK has absolutely gone crazy over this past year and we, yeah, this shorter form factor is definitely just blown up for sure. Your projects that you’re doing on. Your projects that you’re doing

[00:17:55] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:17:55] So I have, uh, uh,

[00:17:56] yeah, it’s a web series. So, uh, my , um, web series is about there’s 10 episodes and it’s around five minutes long. So it’s not. It’s not. So it’s in the whole form of social media, web series. So it’s short form, but it tells a whole beginning, middle and end on all of those stories. And then it has a whole arc, like a season, like the TVCs import.

[00:18:19] So yeah. And, and, you know, it’s, it’s also diapers with , um, multi-ethnic cast. I have , um, Chicano Chicanas, uh Asian-American I’m I play the lead, I’m an Asian American punk. Um, and , um, also has. Uh, uh, beautiful white, white moms.

[00:18:33]Uh, we also have LGBTQ being represented. So, uh, and, and, and it’s all in the vein of fun, you know, I mean, I grew up , um, um, where. I don’t know, especially I think in the Korean culture, when , um, you love somebody, you kind of make fun of them. And , um, that was kind of the tone that I was trying to take, but I don’t know how it’ll come across with other people.

[00:18:51] Who’s not used to being made fun of, out of love.

[00:18:57]Dane Reis: [00:18:57] yeah, but you gotta put it out there. Right?

[00:18:59]Because you’re also, highlighting cultures and things like this as well, you know? And that’s important.

[00:19:03]Judy Jean Kwon: [00:19:03] Yeah, it’s not just cultures. It’s intersectionality. It’s my, and my fascination is when you take these different groups, because I’ve also noticed that the men find or human nature people, even though. Um, you know, we say it’s diverse world and stuff. I’ve noticed that people like to separate themselves in groups and they all look the same kind of act to say.

[00:19:23] And , um, a a lot of people don’t like to intermingle with , um, other people that are not like them. I just noticed that people just naturally it’s a human nature thing that they do that mostly. I’m not saying everybody, but , um, mostly I’ve see that. And for me , um, I like to take that and I would like to have them,

[00:19:39] um, crash into one another

[00:19:42] Dane Reis: [00:19:42] Yeah, I love that Yeah. Cause yeah, cause it’s kinda kinda like, um, uh, when you were saying that I thought of, the movie 10 things I hate about you when you, you know, uh, do you know that movie? Yeah. And when he’s giving the whole whole tour of the school, he’s like over here.

[00:19:54] We’ve got the jocks over here. We’ve got, you know, the math We’ve got these people. It’s okay. Everything. It’s like, that’s a story that’s told a million times in movies, you know, that it’s just so

[00:20:05] sectionalized 

[00:20:06] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:20:06] yeah. I like to take them and I just like to crash them into each other and see what

[00:20:11] happens. I find that fascinating. 

[00:20:14] Dane Reis: [00:20:14] yeah, I think it’s so I think it’s  good. So good. I can’t wait to see it. Let me know. And uh, I want to want to check it all out.

[00:20:20] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:20:20] Oh, thank you. Well, Well, you could check it out right now. If you want on my website, which is your mama rice.com. That’s why all M yeah, yo Y O M a M a M a mama rice, R I C e.com. But it’s also being

[00:20:35] released on who in about a week.

[00:20:37]So 

[00:20:38] Dane Reis: [00:20:38] Oh, beautiful. Okay. Well I’ll definitely go check it out 

[00:20:40] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:20:40] Yeah. And who yeah. And who is Elizabeth Banks is , um, a platform where she’s

[00:20:45] highlighting, um, funny women.

[00:20:48]Dane Reis: [00:20:48] Okay. Very cool. So good. I will definitely be checking that out very soon and it is time to move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lightening round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another.

[00:21:08] Are you ready?

[00:21:10] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:21:10] Okay. Um, I might not have all

[00:21:11] the answers, but I’ll try. Okay. All right. 

[00:21:15] Dane Reis: [00:21:15] all right. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from

[00:21:19] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:21:19] Uh, 

[00:21:19] Dane Reis: [00:21:19] committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:21:21] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:21:21] Uh, I wouldn’t say that. Cause I’ve never held back. I

[00:21:24] started like, I’ve just got right in at 17. 

[00:21:27]Dane Reis: [00:21:27] Oh, so good. Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

[00:21:33] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:21:33] Uh, best piece of advice is it’s not what you know, it’s who, you know, you know,

[00:21:36]I wish I followed it. I did it.

[00:21:38]Dane Reis: [00:21:38] Yeah. You know what I say it all the time and actually I’ve got a, you booked a community. That’s part of an extension of this podcast is all about relationships because I’ve spoken with so many people. I mean, you’re the 200th episode and it really boils down to relationships are such a huge factor in the trajectory of your career, your ability to book work it’s relationships are everything.

[00:22:04] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:22:04] Your whole life. It’s your whole life. I mean, I wish somebody told me that when I was a kid or when I was even starting off, because now I feel like, Whoa, I just blow through my whole life.

[00:22:16]Not doing any of that, you know? So there you go. 

[00:22:19] Dane Reis: [00:22:19] there you go. Third question. What is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause.

[00:22:30] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:22:30] Well, I think something that’s working for me right now is what I’ve been doing this whole time is always promoting diversity, championing that , um, diversity in story diversity, in color diversity in class. Um, and um, hope, hoping that that’s,

[00:22:44] what’s working for me now, you know, so we’ll see, you know, 

[00:22:47]Dane Reis: [00:22:47] great. And the fourth question, what is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, maybe a podcast or a piece of technology you found is helping your career right now.

[00:23:01] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:23:01] That’s resource for me is it’s my life. I’ve lived so much, so many lives. Um, I just have a lot of story to pull from, to me, that’s my best resource. But other than that, I actually do share resources. When I , uh, when I get a chat platform on Facebook, I have that on Facebook, your momma rice. Which also groups of group that I’ve started recently to give back into which my mission is to share resources there.

[00:23:32] And it’s your mom, or I’m trying to help other writers and other proceedings and

[00:23:37] I’ll point out things that are happening. 

[00:23:39] Dane Reis: [00:23:39] so good. And the fifth question, if you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:23:55] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:23:55] Oh yeah. I would have done so many things, but the major thing I would have done differently, I try to go back and do it would be to , um, go to Korea to do acting, not

[00:24:08] here, not in 

[00:24:10] Dane Reis: [00:24:10] ah, 

[00:24:11] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:24:11] Yeah, because if you, yeah. Yeah, because if you notice in Korea, the projects are, you know, it’s not, you know, you know, the Asian characters are not beings, then it’s, there’s more projects to sink your teeth into.

[00:24:25] And not even that one, Hollywood has a big project, they don’t tend to cast Asian Americans in America. They go to outside of the practice.

[00:24:35] Yeah.

[00:24:35]Dane Reis: [00:24:35] really? Oh, I didn’t know that. That’s so interesting. 

[00:24:39] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:24:39] Just go look at the Oscars, the Kuwan

[00:24:41] they’re Korean.

[00:24:42] They’re not 

[00:24:42] Korean American. Okay. 

[00:24:43] Dane Reis: [00:24:43] Wow. Wow. Wow. Yeah, I’ve

[00:24:45] never thought of it. Very interesting.  And the last

[00:24:48] question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with our listeners.

[00:24:57] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:24:57] Uh,  it would be resilience , um, and relationships.

[00:25:02]Dane Reis: [00:25:02] Yes. So good.

[00:25:03] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:25:03] Yeah.

[00:25:04] Dane Reis: [00:25:04] Yo that that’s everything. I think that sums up so much of what this entire episode has been. This interview has been, and I fully agree. Yes. Resilience and relationships right there. And to wrap up this interview, Judy, it is time to give yourself up lug, where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you?

[00:25:27] Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:25:29] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:25:29] Yeah. So my show, you can check out my blog. I have another show on my website called heal by create where I talk about stress, anxiety, and PTSD, and I visit create something cool. And then they talk about how they deal with those issues or give advice on it. Um, that is on my website, www.com and male friends.

[00:25:52] Comedy is also on there. So you. You could read my blogs, my blogs on there, and my life stories. Also, you can check out and then you could also find me on Facebook. Your mother writes, and my Facebook group is your mom does not cook. And I’m also on YouTube

[00:26:16] as your mama writes. 

[00:26:18]Dane Reis: [00:26:18] brilliant. And for everyone listening out there, I’ve put the links to everything. Judy just said into the description of this episode. So you can easily connect with her and also be sure to share this podcast with your fellow entertainers, coaches, teachers, arts, teachers, arts, and entertainment educators, and end the one.

[00:26:36] Okay. You know, aspiring to create a career in the entertainment industry. You booked. It is the number one resource of expertise on how to actually create a successful entertainment career case in point, everything Judy gave us today in this interview, such fantastic insight. If you enjoy this episode, hit that subscribe button.

[00:26:59] So you don’t miss the next guest. Judy. Thank you so much. I’m so glad that we got connected. I love what you’re doing and I cannot wait to go check out all of your 

[00:27:08] Judy Jean Kwon: [00:27:08] Okay, thank you so much. And thank you for having me. 

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