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

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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Posted by Duong @ 12/08/2007 10:43:00 PM




6 Comments:

At 10/12/07 02:32, Blogger joyce said...

The photo is beautiful.
support you.

 
At 23/12/07 17:25, Blogger Albert Cheng said...

Wow! This was a great interview. You sound like a real classy broad. Keep up the good work you are doing!

Best wishes,

Albert

 
At 23/12/07 19:20, Blogger Albert Cheng said...

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At 23/12/07 19:44, Blogger Albert Cheng said...

My grammar was atrocious in the last post I put up here, so I will try again to write what I wanted to say. You have a web page devoted to you on the Wikipedia website. It is quite good, but it appears there is some inaccurate information on it that perhaps you can fix? Here is a link to the web page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Krusiec

Well, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Albert

 
At 25/12/07 06:11, Anonymous Ness said...

Wow, awesome... I love how you answer interviews since you really think them through and give good answers.. Answers that make you think a second time. I liked that one about finding people who mentor us. Thanks!

Keep rockin',

Ness

 
At 25/12/07 06:15, Anonymous Ness said...

It's like you're a big sis to us when I read your comments! lol! wouldn't that be nice..?

 

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