Written and photographed by Mimi Chen.
Lucy Liu is the second Asian-American actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ceremony includes a reunion of Charlie’s Angels stars.
Lucy Liu was honored yesterday with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She noted that when she first arrived in Hollywood, she lived not too far from the ceremony especially since it is in the vicinity of the star of Anna May Wong, the first Asian American actress to be honored with a star.
She talked of how her “mainstream successes” seemed to be described as ‘groundbreaking for an Asian” but pointed out that “Asians have been making movies for a long time.” she said, “They just weren’t making them (in Hollywood) because we weren’t yet invited to the table. ” Noted Ms Liu, “If my body of work somehow helped bridge the gap between the stereotypical roles first given to Anna May and mainstream success today, I am thrilled to be part of that process.”
Rhea Perlman spoke of how Ms. Liu was not only a close friend but considered her ‘family.’ Demi Moore also made note of how she considered Ms. Liu to be not only smart and talented, but also a “badass.”
The crowd included her brother, sister and three year old son Rockwell who entertained the crowd with his presence. ALso present was David Kelly, the creator of Ally McBeal who cast her as Ling Woo in the series. Fans were also pleased to spot fellow co-stars from her stint with Charlie’s Angels, Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, in a reunion of sorts. Liu exclaimed, “It’s been 20 years since Charlie’s Angels and look at where we are now!”