Sen. Tammy Duckworth Reveals Oscars Favorite, Notes For Hollywood War Films
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is worked up for the Oscars — and rooting for her favourite movie.
“I’m obviously rooting for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’” Duckworth informed The Hollywood Reporter in an interview revealed Friday. “Michelle Yeoh is just great so I hope it does well and results in other movies and shows with Asian leads.”
Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient who was served within the Senate since 2017, is an avid movie and tv viewer. She’s additionally the primary Thai American lady ever elected to Congress — and ecstatic about rising Asian illustration on display.
“I’m just thrilled to see Asians on screen who are not the cooks or the maids or the sidekicks,” Duckworth stated. “I just got very tired of the whitewashing of a lot of stories and parts that were written for Asians and then played by white actors.”
Duckworth, who misplaced each legs when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by insurgents in 2004, famously referred to as former President Donald Trump “Cadet Bone Spurs” for his reported draft dodging — and has sturdy opinions on conflict movies.
War is “neither as flippant nor as macho as Hollywood would show it to be,” Duckworth informed The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s messy and there are some real earnest people serving in uniform — not just people trying to be cowboys.”
Duckworth, who was appointed assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009 by President Barack Obama, as soon as tried to look at “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson — however needed to cease “because it wasn’t true to the book.”
Duckworth stated she’s an enormous “Star Wars” fan and devours “The Great British Bake Off” at dwelling. But it was “M*A*S*H” that gave her essentially the most consolation throughout deployment. She stated even took DVDs of the present to Iraq together with her.
At dwelling, nevertheless, she’s like lots of people.
“I watched ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ not too long ago and really enjoyed that because it took place in a lot of places where I grew up,” she stated. “It was just nice to see Asian representation on screen in a successful movie that everyone enjoyed, not just other Asians.”
Read the complete interview at The Hollywood Reporter.