Magazine article Screen International

Marvel Star Chloe Bennet Changed Her Surname Because "Hollywood Is Racist"

Magazine article Screen International

Marvel Star Chloe Bennet Changed Her Surname Because "Hollywood Is Racist"

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Actress said Asian surname stopped her getting roles.

Chloe Bennet

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD actor Chloe Bennet has said she changed her name from Chloe Wang to get ahead in “racist” Hollywood.

Replying to a comment on instagram about her name change, she said:

“Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese.”

”It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable. …

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