Friday, January 26, 2007

Playing Korean Masseuse Pays Off For Kelly Hu

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actress Kelly Hu is best known for her roles in action movies like X-Men 2 and The Scorpion King, but playing a Korean masseuse is really paying off for her.

Hu stars on the ABC sitcom, In Case Of Emergency, and her character, Kelly Lee, makes money for law school by giving “happy endings” to her customers.

She admits the role might seem stereotypical to those who haven’t seen the show, but she’s loving it because her character “plays off the stereotypes of Asians and uses them against people.”

For instance, Hu says her character speaks perfect English, but fakes an Asian accent with customers “because it’s her way of making fun of what people think Asians sound like.”

Hu admits preparing for the role wasn’t easy because of the nature of the massage biz.

In her words, “It’s hard to do research in a massage parlor. If you’re playing a stripper, you can go to a bar and observe the interaction, but it’s all one-on-one at a massage parlor.”

Still, she says she talked with “lots of guys who seemed like they would go to one and they gave me lots of details.”

In Case Of Emergency airs Wednesdays nights.

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