I miss Emily in Paris. I may rewatch for the 5th time (don’t judge – it’s quarantine) because I don’t know how much more news I can handle.
One of the highlights of Emily in Paris is Ashley Park. She’s a gem and we love her. The actress had a feature in Cosmo and talked about being diagnosed with leukemia when she was 15, a fact about her that I didn’t know.
“Many times people bring up my cancer experience,” Ashley said to Cosmo. “I totally don’t mind talking about it. I think it’s very important to talk about, but I also appreciate when I’m not asked to talk about the experience, or about how it’s informed how I’ve lived my life.”
“I never wanted to be just the Asian girl, just the ‘whatever’ girl,” Ashley added in the interview, “and then I got to 16 and was the bald girl and the sick girl.”
I can understand and respect that. The star has built a name for herself on Broadway, in movies, and has the voice of an angel.
She’s more than cancer, but we do love that she knows that talking about her experience is important and can help others.
I am also in awe of her outlook on everything and how she won’t let cancer win.
“I didn’t want to know that I might be infertile or that my heart might stop working or any of that stuff because once you say it, you’re thinking about it,” Ashley said in regards to the chemotherapy and treatments that she went through. “Even though my body beat the disease, if I let it change anything, it’s won.”
We admire you Ashley. You’re amazing. We can’t wait to see what you do next.