Emma Stone apologises for 'white-washed' role at Golden Globes 2019

Emma Stone apologises for 'white-washed' role at Golden Globes 2019

About three years after stirring controversy for playing a half-Asian character in Cameron Crowe's Aloha, Emma Stone, who is not Asian, appeared to offer an apology of sorts at the 76th annual Golden Globes. In an interview with news.com.au the year the film was released, Stone said, "I've become the butt of many jokes".

Speaking about 'Crazy Rich Asians, ' Oh remarked, "It is the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since "Ghost in the Shell" and 'Aloha'".

However, the actress, who is best known for her role as Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy, couldn't help but add in a little joke during the speech when she told the audience: "Crazy Rich Asians is nominated tonight for Best Picture-Musical or Comedy".

UPDATE (1/6/19, 9:47 p.m. ET): According to the L.A. Times, that stray "I'm sorry!" we all heard during Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg's opening monologue at the 2019 Golden Globes was, as suspected, said by Emma Stone.

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Stone, however, did defend being picked as the film's lead saying, "the character was not supposed to look like her background which was a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese". Paramount's "Ghost in the Shell" and Columbia's "Aloha" starred Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone, respectively, in the roles of women of Asian descent. Although the cameras don't show her face during this moment, it's been confirmed that it was she who shouted it out.

All jokes aside, Stone addressed the backlash that came from being cast in the character of Ng. "It's ignited a conversation that's very important".

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