Rachel Bloom celebrated her recent Golden Globe’s victory by also celebrating diversity.
Bloom plays Rebecca Brunch on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, an infatuated lawyer who quits her job at a top New York law firm and moves to California to chase her teenage crush from summer camp.
Bloom won the Golden Globe for best actress in a television series.
Her boyfriend on the show happens to be Filipino American, which the show clearly recognizes.
“I have learned so much about Filipino culture,” she is quoted as saying in the Asian Journal. What’s insane is we are not fresh off the boat about specifically being Filipino. One of our characters (Vincent Rodriguez III) happens to be Filipino, so when we realized no one else had even made the effort to show a Filipino family on an American comedy, it taught me a lot about Filipino culture. Mabuhay,” Bloom said.
“It’s also taught me really about how important diversity is, if you want to tell a new story.”
You can read more about Bloom’s thoughts on diversity in the Asian Journal.