Michelle Krusiec

"What makes Alice Wu's debut so pleasurable is its easy rhythms, its sly juxtapositions, and its relaxed but funny performances. A generous straight man, Krusiec gives the film emotional heft...."---Slate

Happy Holidays
Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Wherever you find yourself this holiday. I wish you sublime peace, joy and merry-making. Happy 2008 to all you boys n girls, nice ones and...yes, you naughty ones, too.



Posted by Michelle @ 12/25/2007 03:07:00 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!
If you would like to leave greetings for Michelle please post here in this blog entry! :)
Let's wish for more roles for Michelle in 2008!
From Duong to Michelle:
May you enjoy your precious time with loved ones during this holiday season, here's to continued success in 2008!


Posted by Anonymous @ 12/24/2007 12:54:00 AM

UPDATE: Michelle's November Yellow Cover
Saturday, December 08, 2007

Remember that November Yellow magazine that Michelle graced the pages of? Unfortunately at the time, Michelle only had the first 5 pages of that issue in PDF form, so I couldn't post the issue without her interview. But the good news is that it's now available as a back issue at the Yellow website!
To read Michelle's thought-provoking interview, click here.
*Note: It's in PDF form, please go to Adobe.com to download Adobe Acrobat reader to view the issue if you don't already have it installed.

As a teaser, here's a couple images and excerpts from her interview.

Question: You were born in Taiwan and raised in Virginia by your adoptive parents – your Taiwanese aunt and her husband. You were one of very few Asian Americans in your school.
In the critically acclaimed film, Saving Face, in which you had your first starring role in a film, you played a lesbian who is clashing with the insular mores of traditional Asian culture.Where did you draw your inspiration?

Michelle: I was raised very Chinese growing up, but growing up in America means you grow up bi-culturally.At home, I felt I was Chinese but as soon as I walked out the door, I suddenly became American. Having an American father also had a huge influence on me.The clash between these two different experiences, who I am, who the world perceives me to be or who others want to perceive me as are themes dealt with in Saving Face. So, I felt I really identified with the world presented in Saving Face because it was about a young woman grappling with her own identity and how to claim it.As for the lesbian aspect, I approached the role as a woman who was falling in love for the first time.The sexuality part of the character of Wil, I felt, stemmed from her personality and not necessarily something identifiable as “lesbian.”A lot of my inspiration for Wil came from my observations of the film’s director, Alice Wu, who reminded me of the character.

Question: Favorite jeans? Clothing designer? Jewelry designer?

Michelle: I have no butt, so I’m not a jean girl. In fact, if you can find me a great pair of jeans, I’ll buy ten of them because they’re just nowhere to be found for my little ass. Favorite designers, I just wore an incredible couture dress at the Venice film festival by Georges Chakra. His stuff just fits me so well and it’s wonderfully dramatic without being overbearing. I also wore a dress by Rami Kashou (currently featured on the new season of Project Runway) who is really hot right now and his stuff is just very sexy, feminine but strong. Gemma Lulu in NY is really great. She has beautiful jewelry pieces that can be stand alone or worn with ensembles.

Credits: Yellow Magazine and Photographer Corey Hayes

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