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Why Asians should watch ‘Over The Moon’

Manila Bulletin — 10.10.2020

“It’s a celebration of Asian culture, of Asian actors and creators, and Asian storytelling.”

This was the simple answer given by actresses Cathy Ang and Phillipa Soo during the recent interview with Bulletin Entertainment and other member of the press asking them why we should watch “Over The Moon,” an animated film that is set to premiere on Netflix on Oct. 23.

“You know, Pearl Studios is one of the producing studios, and one of their main goals is to sort of bridge the gap between East and West and to do that through storytelling,” Phillipa added. “And I think that there’s something there for me that I haven’t been able to access before because I haven’t really been able to play characters that are specifically written as Asian, as in this case, being Chinese. So it’s very empowering.”

OVER THE MOON – (L-R) “Father” (voiced by John Cho), “Fei Fei” (voiced by Cathy Ang) and “Mother” (voiced by Ruthie Ann Miles). © 2020 Netflix, Inc.

She thinks it’s important for an audience to see themselves represented on screen.

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