6 Oct 2019

Roseanne Liang goes mainstream

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 6 October 2019

Long before diversity was a thing - or at least a thing you'd get when you campaigned the powers that be - Roseanne Liang has been a one-woman example on the big and small screens. You may remember her from her first, autobiographical movie My wedding and other secrets, or her web-series Flat 3. One of her early hits was the scathing but hilarious short Take 3, in which a trio of Chinese-New Zealand actresses went through a series of demeaning auditions and yet came out the other side laughing. With a Roseanne Liang project you can usually expect two things these days. One, it will probably feature three young Chinese-New Zealand women. And two, it will be like nothing you've ever seen before. That's certainly the case with Roseanne Liang's Hollywood debut, the World War Two movie, Shadow in the Cloud, or her distinctive take on the traditional sitcom - Creamerie. Simon Morris talks to Roseanne about her life and times.

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