Actor who changed surname from Wang says she would not have been cast with name that made people ‘uncomfortable’

The row over whitewashing in Hollywood has taken a new turn after the actor Chloe Bennet said she had changed her name from Chloe Wang because Hollywood is “racist” and would not cast her in roles because of her surname.

Bennet, who stars in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, said her original surname made Hollywood “uncomfortable”.

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