Marianne Chan's poetry and fiction have appeared in the Indiana Review, Midwestern Gothic, and the Red Cedar Review. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently lives in Chicago.
The night before the Illinois primaries, Theresa Mah’s staff is busy in her campaign office, preparing boxes, making phone calls, and clicking away at their keyboards. Meanwhile, Mah and I take a ride to Chinatown. She is on her way to speak at a family association spring banquet. Chinatown is in the district for which, if elected, Mah would serve as state representative, along with other nearby Chicago neighborhoods.
Before beginning his workday, Hudson Yang, ABC’s 12-year-old lead in Fresh Off the Boat, spoke to me about acting, food, family, his co-stars, and future aspirations.
Hi, Hudson. When did you first become interested in acting?