When I first heard that Emma Stone was playing a hapa (a mixed person of partial Asian ancestry) in the upcoming film “Aloha,” I couldn’t really compute the information.
Which is weird because I’m half-Chinese and we’re supposed to be good at computing things, right?
“Emma Stone is playing a hapa?” my little half-Asian brain thought as I stared off into the distance. “But ... Emma Stone looks nothing like me, or any of the other hapas I know. She doesn’t even look … Asian.”
Let’s be real, a teriyaki burger at the very inauthentic P.F. Chang's looks more hapa than Emma Stone.
For those of you unaware, Emma Stone is starring alongside Bradley Cooper in Cameron Crowe’s upcoming film “Aloha” as a half-Swedish, quarter-Hawaiian and quarter-Chinese woman named Allison Ng.
Here’s the trailer: