In a brand new interview with the Wrap, Auli’i shared, “It feels actually essential to me to go the baton to the subsequent younger lady of Pacific Island descent, and I say that with my complete chest.”
“I’ve been invited, and I exist in these lovely AAPI areas, Asian American Pacific Islander, and I’m one of many few Pacific Islanders. And I’ll say it once more, I’m one of many few Pacific Islanders. And our tales are so essential to be instructed.”
“We’re used. And I wish to inform our personal tales. I wish to be behind the digicam as a lot as I’m in entrance of it. After I speak about illustration, I wish to see the identical factor occurring in writers rooms. I wish to see the identical factor occurring with administrators.”
“Taika Waititi talks about this as properly. I wanna see showrunners who’re additionally of Indigenous descent telling their very own tales.”
“And if it has to start out with me — I’m 23, but when it begins with me, so be it. I need that door to swing large open, and I can’t wait to satisfy the subsequent Moana,” she concluded.
Sure to all of this! Cheers to extra Pacific Islander illustration, each in entrance of and behind the digicam!