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"[So] they can see a Chinese girl on the screen who has her own mind and is able to make decisions for herself and she's independent.” Leung also highlighted that the ongoing diversity debate is “really positive”, saying "I need to be more vocal because it's my duty - not for myself but for everyone else out there, for any other east Asian who does want to make it in the arts."If they're not represented on our screens or stages then how are they supposed to look up to anyone, or be inspired and feel like they can do what they want to do?With diversity the talking point of the moment, Katie joins Humans star Gemma Chan in leading the charge for more British actors with an East Asian heritage on TV.One Child is broadcast on February 17 at 9pm on BBC2.Best known to Hogwarts fans as Cho Chang, the girl who shares a kiss with the boy wizard, Katie appeared in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
Speaking to , she discussed how taxi drivers will still say to her “Wow, you speak very good English,” despite having grown up in Dundee and attended private school in Lanarkshire. Get more English-speaking actors on screens around the world for starters: “You say diversity, but it is not ‘diversity’ – it is [about] a more truthful representation on our screens, so people see a Chinese person speaking English and won’t come to the assumption that people of colour don’t speak English.” She goes on to explain how not enough Asian women are taking up acting as a profession because they fear being typecast in Chinese-centric roles.
, the 28-year-old said that she has yet to be cast in a role not specific to her being Chinese.
"It would be really nice to play something closer to home,” she said.
Mei was raised in England by an American mum (Elizabeth Perkins from Weeds) and British dad (Game Of Thrones’ Donald Sumpter).
Life is rosy for the astrophysicist until she receives a message from a journalist in China that turns her world upside down: her birth mother wants to meet her.