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As Hollywood strives to feature more Chinese actors, audiences in China decry ‘flower vase’ roles that are little more than props to boost ticket sales

1 month ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
andering-averse audiences in China, which is on track to become the world's largest movie market, have a term for some of the less-prominent roles played by Chinese actors in Hollywood films: "flower vases." More meaningful parts that organically fit into a film's storyline do much better at winning Chinese fans' admiration.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.