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Super Bowl highlights advances in Asian American representation

By Randall Yip, Executive Editor

From Asian American Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winners to a show featuring a predominantly Asian cast, Asian Americans were represented numerous times during the Super Bowl telecast Sunday.

H.E.R. surprised her fans joining a star-studded lineup for Usher’s much- applauded half time show.

Usher had hinted he would have other stars on stage with him, but he managed to keep it a secret until game day. The guest list included Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Will.i.am and Jermaine Dupri.

H.E.R. won both an Oscar, Emmy and Grammy for her hit Fight for You. The multi-award winning Filipino American accompanied Usher for a guitar solo during his performance of OMG as Usher danced on roller skates with Will.i.am.

In 2021, she performed a solo of American the Beautiful during the pre-game show at the Super Bowl.

Michelle Yeoh turned up during a preview clip of the upcoming big screen version of the Broadway and Tony-winning musical Wicked.

The Academy Award winner (Everything Everywhere All at Once) will appear in the movie directed by Jon Chu as Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University.

The veteran actress popped on screen twice during the commercial for the show set to debut in June.

A new mini-series based on the 1975 James Clavell novel Shogun will debut on FX on February 28.

A 30 second trailer appeared during a commercial break promoting the show about three samurai who first appeared on television in the 1980s.

Hiroyuki Sanada who appeared in John Wick IV and Bullet Train stars along with Monarch: Legacy of Monster‘s Anna Sawai and Cosmo Jarvis as John Blackthorne.

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