In our latest episode of Character Conversations, actors Terry Hu and Anna Cathcart discuss possible crossovers, resonating with characters and dream roles and the significance of representation in media.
Terry Hu is an ABC Digital Talent Competition winner known for their work as Eng in “Americanized” and as Jiawei Lin in “A Cure for All Things.” Hu’s most recent work includes the Disney feature film “Zombies 3,” in which they star as the supporting lead A-Spen. Canadian Screen Award winner Anna Cathcart is known for playing Agent Olympia in “Odd Squad” and Kitty in the To All The Boys franchise and the forthcoming spinoff series “XO, Kitty.”
After discussing their experiences of being a part of movie franchises like Zombies and Descendants, Hu and Carhart began to talk about the power and meaning of representation in media. Hu felt that coming into their identity was an “evolution,” as they came out as non-binary in 2020 shortly before production started on “Zombies 3.” “The fans started reaching out, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is bigger than me,’” Hu said. “This is such an honor and privilege.”
Cathcart added to the discussion with her own thoughts about Asian representation “We have a long way to go, but we’re all hopefully headed in the right direction, which is really exciting to see,” she said. “There’s still a lot of progress to be made that we can be a part of.”