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Ex Machina is a movie so good it has seeped into my dreams.I understand I’m a weird guy and my dreams can subsequently skew strange, but this time my subconscious disturbed awake me. Yeah! For me, that’s such a different way to be going through the world, living in a bubble. The reason it bothers me is because people don’t have an issue with Australian actors playing American parts and English actors playing Polish parts. People would also say, “You don’t look really Asian but kind of Asian?” So I would be like, Should I dye my hair to be lighter? She’s also the new global face of Shiseido. I make physical character boards for roles and add images and words. I wanted it to feel like, She feels everything 110%. A former ballet dancer, she said still knows the choreography and guesses that Isaac does, too. I am one of six siblings who all have the same parents and therefore same ethnicity. Speaking to Resonate, Mizuno discusses her upbringing as a half-Japanese girl in the UK and her journey into the film and media industry. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but there’s a scene at the end of Crazy Rich Asians which teases that there could be another movie. It doesn’t match up. Let’s be real — it is basically going to happen. I love those characters so much. Visit Pierre Cardin’s South of France ‘Bubble Palace’. I was so lucky. They met in Japan in the ’70s. Mizuno’s repertoire of films includes Ex Machina, Alleycats and La La Land – which is currently being shown as part of BFI. I remember Lucy Liu and when I saw Rinko Kikuchi in Babel I admired her. But even last night, we had a screening of the movie with Ronny Chieng and people were like, Congratulations. Alex [Garland] said he liked me, but the director of the Scottish Ballet wouldn’t let me take time off to do it. Then I got the job! We tried his $50 cannabis cigars to find out. There are just fewer parts. Sonoya Mizuno talks about the "Devs" series finale, says she still knows the disco dance sequence she did with Oscar Isaac in "Ex Machina." I had no place to live. If a character is just there to be a token Asian, I’m not interested. My bridges would be burned. Cohan has written for numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Seeking Alpha, Gigwise and Time Out Singapore. Is Body Acne Really So Different Than What’s on Your Face? I was nothing like her but I just loved her because she was the only Asian I saw. Her parents were diplomats posted there. I was constantly feeling like I was not right. I wasn’t completely consciously aware of the deep complex issues to do with race within the entertainment industry. Everything We Know About the Nashville Explosion. “Ex Machina” and “Maniac” actress Sonoya Mizuno on feeling the effect of “Crazy Rich Asians.” Advertisement “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first movie of its kind in 25 years. Well then, I had a struggle after that just like anyone else. I feel disheartened when I see stereotypes because it’s untrue and unfair. The original audition was to be one of those girls in the closet. But when I first started going to auditions, they would be like, You have such an ambiguous look – in terms of casting that is not good. So I initially trained and worked as a professional dancer. Some leaky sparrow shit, now on her navy trousers, has interrupted the Brit mid-sentence. That was me. (A former ballerina, she had a similarly silent-but-physical role in Garland’s Annihilation.) The Justice Department has officially declined to prosecute Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. Mizuno will also feature in the upcoming live-action film interpretation of Beauty And The Beast and has recently appeared in the music video to Frank Ocean’s ‘Nikes’ and The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Wide Open’. I don’t devalue my ethnicity. The Ex Machina actress's latest film La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is being shown as part of BFI Sonoya Mizuno is an actress and dancer of mixed heritage. I look as I am, I am who I am. I was just going to the cinema by myself because everyone else was sewing their toe shoes. I did feel like I was too old. We felt like we were making something rare and special. Sonoya Mizuno has been a scene-stealer since her big-screen breakout in "Ex Machina," from Alex Garland, in 2015. They first collaborated on 2014’s “Ex Machina” and then 2018’s “Annhilation.” In the former, Mizuno played an android who does a memorable disco dance scene with Oscar Isaac. The frothy romantic comedy is the first major movie since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago to have an all-Asian cast. Sonoya Mizuno remembers her reaction when a friend mentioned the novel: I want no part of that. For my audition, there wasn’t any dancing — that came later. Mizuno also got to show off one of her dancing skills — that of shadowing another dancer’s moves — in the unforgettable synchronized dance sequence with Oscar Isaac . It’s definitely getting better. French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin Has Died, We Have Yet Another Surprise Celebrity Baby. Seeing someone like you is something you can grab onto. The next day, I went to audition for Alex. Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno, who play A.I.s in Ex Machina, both have backgrounds in ballet. Before scoring a scene-stealing role as a dancing robot in 2015’s “Ex Machina,” Tokyo-born, U.K.-raised Sonoya Mizuno had a career as a ballet dancer. The entertainment industry has an effect on social consciousness. Apparently, Constance Wu had a baby girl — over the summer. There are lot of those types in London and New York, who used to do reality shows from back in the day. MIZUNO: T he thing about Alex is he treats everyone on his set as equals. Now, she and Garland are teaming up for a third […] Asian characters are often written as stereotypes and have their ethnicity used as a qualifier for their existence.”, “There are some obvious steps that could be taken. Sonoya Mizuno (born c. 1986/1987) is an English actress, model, and ballet dancer who has collaborated with director Alex Garland in works such as Ex Machina, Annihilation, and Devs.She had minor roles in the films La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and Crazy Rich Asians.Mizuno also played a lead character in the Netflix miniseries Maniac Louisville’s interim police chief has issued termination letters to detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes. The film industry is risk averse and imbalanced towards one race and gender. Ex Machina is a 2014 sci-fi thriller about a young programmer selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. You said in an interview that Devs is a perfect companion piece for Ex-Machina. Again, I was living in fucking Glasgow and bored as hell. Cancel reply. I have the accent and I kind of look like the part. Also, it’s great in the film that there are so many different types of Asians. I took time off and went to Japan and did modeling. In September, Mizuno will appear in the Netflix series Maniac, directed by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga and co-starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and she’s working with Alex Garland a third time on his new FX tech thriller. Sonoya Mizuno as Lily in ‘Devs’ (Photo by Kurt Iswarienko/FX) Sonoya Mizuno previously starred in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina and Annihilation, and was happy to reunite with Garland for this ambitious miniseries.Discussing her character, Mizuno said she appreciated the fact Lily isn’t a typical protagonist. Her career path is a testament to her boldness and focus: She danced for many years before burning her ballet bridges in a dramatic switch to acting. SONOYA MIZUNO: My dad is Japanese; he was an art director there. It just raises the level of inequality. The Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Won’t Face Federal Charges. Maybe if we saw her on a bad day, everything would be a disaster. I felt like that was her energy, and lots of sunshine and flowers. Therefore their career progression is stunted, and from that a cycle of sorts is created.”, “Speaking out is a choice that bears a lot of responsibility so I am grateful for Constance Wu’s voice. But also, personality-wise, I am so not like her. You can take it or leave it. For Araminta, one of the things I added was cheerleaders – those cheesy ones with huge smiles and bouncy ponytails. But then Lucy Liu came on and I was like, Oh my god, she is my favorite. Kyoko is an android who lives with Nathan, an intelligent and manipulative CEO and Ava, a … It would support them in feeling good about their place in this world and it would ultimately affect the rhythms of inequality moving through our society.”, “Don’t let it [whitewashing] stop you, but be prepared to work extra hard and keep reminding yourself that is good to be different. You gave Araminta a madcap quality which I thought made her endearing. It’s hard enough as it is. Sonoya Mizuno is an actress and dancer of mixed heritage. You’re in these foreign countries (we shot a lot in Malaysia and Singapore). On Christmas morning, an explosive detonated inside an RV parked in downtown Nashville. We were definitely an unusual family in the area but there was a sense of alliance among us.” “I was the only mixed race girl in my primary school class and I do remember being called names such as ‘Chinese take away… At Last, Argentina Has Legalized Abortion. 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Hilaria/Hillary Attempts to Explain Herself, In a wild new interview with the New York, Two More Police Officers to Be Fired in Breonna Taylor Case. ... Sonoya Mizuno is officially on our radar. I couldn’t get anything. A conversation with the ballerina-turned–Crazy Rich Asians star about representation and following your gut. 30 Incredible Fashion Moments From Pierre Cardin, A Woman Falsely Accused a Black Teenager of Stealing Her Phone. Should I curl my hair to look more European? I was definitely an outsider. Nearly everyone at the school is there on some kind of grant or scholarship. Someone in the equity department of the ballet told me how I would be able to [leave the company] — but understand that there would no going back. Sonoya Mizuno has been shat upon. The Ex Machina actress's latest film La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is being shown as part of BFI. I definitely admire and support her for doing so.”, “There is a serious crisis of racial inequality permeating our current social and political climate and a need for change. To me, this feels like casting which looks to satisfy a quota with an ‘ethnic’ person: a very surface level attempt to rectify a very complicated problem.”, “A more subtle problem lies in the fact that Asian actors have fewer opportunities to develop their skills in comparison to their peers. The corsets may loosen, but the hair spray never does. Now I just don’t do any of that. Representation and diversity are buzzwords, but why do you think it transcends being buzzy?Just because it’s true to the world we live in. “I grew up in Somerset, in the middle of the English countryside, where most people, who were white, were born and raised in the area. Mizuno’s new role as a bubbly heiress is different from the dystopian figure she’s best known for playing: Kyoko, the robot who disco-dances with Oscar Isaac in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. “Devs” marks Mizuno’s third time working with Garland. There has to be a really good reason she has an accent or has a samurai sword. There was some initial controversy about the casting of Crazy Rich Asians. MIZUNO: Dancing has, but it’s not fitness. I did that. Although the role of Araminta isn’t huge, Mizuno has a scene so over-the-top that it elicited gasps at screenings, and early previews are already calling her out for her deft, comedic exuberance. She’s also one of the first to embrace Rachel, the outsider. The fact that white people almost always take the lead in films and TV shows is a clear illustration of this prejudice. My Maniac character is so interesting, complex, and well-rounded; I was so glad she was Asian. Everyone in the cast and the crew are treated as equal collaborators, and everyone’s opinions are valid, and everyone is supported. Also, self-generating work is very empowering!”. We had access to talk to Kevin and one of the things he told me is that these characters live such a life of privilege that they can’t see beyond it. I am one of six siblings who all have the same parents and therefore same ethnicity. It just felt different. Cardi B, Stanley Tucci, Australia — who’s next? And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. A former ballet dancer, she said still knows the choreography and guesses that Isaac does, too. Of course, years later, I went to the ballet with my friend in London. Some people questioned whether the casting was “Asian” enough, as some of the actors are multiracial, and others objected to the casting of non-Chinese actors playing Chinese parts.That kind of pissed me off. So why can’t an Asian person play an Asian part? I never grew up thinking, Why aren’t there any Asians? In person, Mizuno holds steady, inquisitive eye contact and speaks with a posh British accent punctured by curse words and laughs. © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. There’s no weirdness. Meghan and Harry’s flight from the family, cheating rumors, and a whole lot of lawsuits. “Devs” marks Mizuno’s third time working with Garland. I had to get really angry and throw chairs around and collapse on the floor. Below, she talks to the Cut about following her gut, meeting crazy rich Asians in real life, and the importance of Asian representation. Based on the New York Times bestselling book from Kevin Kwan, it tells the story of a Chinese-American woman (Constance Wu) who discovers her boyfriend (Henry Golding in his first acting role) is the scion of an insanely wealthy, secretive Singaporean family, complete with a disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) and one-percent hijinks (plastic surgery for fish). The tone of the film, it was very progressive — not every film is like that. Have you met any real-life crazy rich Asians?I didn’t, but one of the girls — I don’t want to say who — went on a date with one. I didn’t have that bunhead mentality any more. One to watch. I still had a modeling agency in London and asked them for acting advice. Officials have identified the bomber as Anthony Quinn Warner. We were definitely an unusual family in the area but there was a sense of alliance among us.”, “I was the only mixed race girl in my primary school class and I do remember being called names such as ‘Chinese take away’ and ‘chocolate brownie,’ as well as classmates imitating Japanese gestures and language. Although it is a very sensitive issue we can progress if those affected speak out. I loved the book and the way that Kevin satirizes the whole culture [of wealthy Singapore families]. It’s a warm late-September morning, … They’re not purposefully doing anything wrong. Obviously, I’m not a robot. My mom is half-English, half-Argentinian. “Andrew Whitehurst is the visual effects supervisor and was the visual effects supervisor on ‘Annihilation’ and Ex Machina ... or lovers or ex ... , Sonoya Mizuno. I want to support people and feel like they’re supporting me as well. There was one Japanese principal in the Royal Ballet. If there was more diversity behind and in front of the camera, film would be a better and truer representation of our society.”, “But in redressing the imbalance, I think it is important not to be reflexive and tokenistic. But then director Jon M. Chu, who she first met at a K-pop concert, sent her the script. She worked with Garland again on horror adventure "Annihilation" in 2018, a year that also saw her score with "Crazy Rich Asians" and Netflix limited series "Maniac." DEADLINE: You had worked with Alex twice before, on Ex Machina and Annihilation. And the director of the Scottish ballet was sitting in the next row — for fuck’s sake. But a lot of people told me I was too old and that it was too late to start acting. To get into character, I watched videos of socialite girls from East London on YouTube to get a sense of how they talked and did their hair — Chelsea girls. If the part in Ex Machina wasn’t for a Japanese girl, I couldn’t have gotten it — same thing with Maniac. A few years after graduating from the Royal Ballet School in London, Sonoya Mizuno had a choice to make. Born to a Japanese father and half Argentinian half English mother in Japan, Mizuno was raised in the UK. If I can’t play that part, what can I play? I can’t remember having any Asian idols; they were definitely sparse. Joyce de Lemos shares her clinically vetted skin-care routine. Click to expand the Mega Menu Click to … The biggest star at the time was British ballerina Darcey Bussell, who I deeply admired. They first collaborated on 2014’s “Ex Machina” and then 2018’s “Annhilation.” In the former, Mizuno played an android who does a memorable disco dance scene with Oscar Isaac. April … Then on the weekend, it was like summer camp. Everything. The Future Is in Sonoya Mizuno’s Hands How did the actor go from a dancing android in Ex Machina to the star of Devs, TV’s TRIPPIEST NEW SCI-FI SHOW? All rights reserved. But on a great day, everything would be amazing. I always want to do work that feels honest and that’s harder to find than you imagine. They each brought some of their experience to the graceful, programmed movements of Ava and Kyoko. I wasn’t performing much, but when I was, I was doing it for old pensioners who wanted to see Swan Lake and not the interesting contemporary work I wanted to do. I felt like that when I auditioned for Ex Machina and I felt that on the last day of Devs. Then Alex’s team told me they wanted me to come back to audition for a bigger part. The Japanese-Argentinian-English actress, who plays Araminta in the groundbreaking film, thought it just sounded so far removed from her own world. It’s damaging to all of us. I eventually went back to dancing and was offered a job with the Scottish Ballet. I had a deep understanding that I had to do it, which is something I don’t have very often. But I don’t think we can deny that it [racial prejudice] is still a problem. I thought, That’s a person I could play. They first collaborated on 2014’s “Ex Machina” and then 2018’s “Annhilation.” In the former, Mizuno played an android who does a memorable disco dance scene with Oscar Isaac. This Is the Only Way I Want to Experience Nature. What made it so magical? [Laughs.]. An interview with Ex Machina, Alex Garland favorite, Crazy Rich Asians actress, and former ballet dancer Sonoya Mizuno. People are trying to cast in a particular way and if you are ambiguous, they can’t put you in a box. Interview: Alex Garland on his ... Sonoya Mizuno and Alicia Vikander in ‘Ex Machina’ Share on Twitter ... ‘Ex Machina’ is released in the UK on January 21 and in the US on April 10. When she read the book, she said, she finally understood the appeal: “It was so funny and satirical, but in a loving way.”. It’s the adrenaline and sweating things out. However I started to take ballet lessons first, under his instruction, and then was accepted in to the Royal Ballet School. It’s beautiful and everything is delicious. 1187k followers 674 following 98 posts see instagram photos and videos from sonoya mizuno at sonoya. My feeling is that I don’t fit easily into casting moulds because I am considered different.”, “There is definitely a growing level of awareness, which is very positive. How do you think your race has impacted the way you’re seen in casting? The jobs I’ve loved the most have been Ex Machina, Crazy Rich Asians, and Maniac, and they are all specifically Asian characters. Sonoya mizuno is beautiful these sonoya mizuno pictures are some of the hottest ever. The cast has described the making of Crazy Rich Asians as an incredible experience. Maria Turgeon is all about confidence, sexiness, and playful decadence. Do you get recognized from your sweet dance moves with Oscar Isaac?No. Mizuno is no stranger to working with Garland, previously playing Kyoko in Ex Machina, and portraying The Humanoid in Annihilation. One holiday, I thought, I’m going to try and see what happens. It’s very tongue-in-cheek and it’s not cruel. Crazy rich Asians? Born to a Japanese father and half Argentinian half English mother in Japan, Mizuno was raised in the UK. But with Devs, ... Sonoya Mizuno: Oh, thank you. But Araminta’s privilege is so far away from what I am. I had to get on a flight with a resignation email ready to send, send it, and then turn my phone off [and just be gone with no possibility of coming back]. 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