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BuzzFeed’s Eugene Lee Yang On Authenticity, ‘Try Guys,’ and Embracing Your ‘Asian-ness’

Life Stories: Eugene Lee Yang 6:45

Growing up, Eugene Lee Yang said he never realized film could be his career, though he was passionate all through childhood about the arts. "As a small kid from Texas, I just imagined that Hollywood was this world that was really foreign and far away," Yang told NBC News, "and I didn't see many Asians on screen, so I had no idea that I could even be a part of it."

These days, as one of the most visible faces of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, Yang is passionate about representation and diversity in the projects he creates, and says he wants to inspire future Asian-American artists and influencers to create content and take risks to pursue career paths in the arts.

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