September 25, 2007
Looking for Native actors
I'm watching the new TV series this month. As usual, I'm looking for Native actors. I thought I spotted one--Moon Bloodgood on Journeyman--but then I read this on Wikipedia:
Bloodgood was born in Anaheim, California to an American father of Dutch and Irish descent and a South Korean mother; her father was stationed in Korea when he met her mother. Bloodgood is a former cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers.So let me get this straight: The name "Moon Bloodgood" sounds vaguely Native but isn't. With all the Native talent out there, the makers of Pathfinder couldn't find a single Native actress to play the love interest. Instead they hired a former cheerleader--perhaps because most traditional Native women looked like cheerleaders. Wow.