This '13 Reasons Why' star could be the Asian leading man Hollywood needs
“Is Hollywood ready for an Asian leading man?” is a decades-old question.
The answer should be a no-brainer, yet the industry continues to push talented minority actors to the sidelines. With 13 Reasons Why, Netflix showed the wide appeal and bankability of immensely talented and racially diverse cast.
Among those core characters is Ross Butler, who’s about to become a household name for his work on 13 Reasons and the CW’s Riverdale. Butler, 26, grew up in Virginia with an Indonesian mother and part-British father. In short, he’s American, and he’s ready to be the film industry’s next big leading man. Read