The Expanse: Interesting comments from Cara Gee (Drummer) on diversity
Cara Gee is a Canadian actress of Ojibwe descent. She currently plays Drummer, head of security at Tycho Station and Fred Johnson’s second in command on SyFy’s series “The Expanse” - which is itself an adaptation of the amazing James S.A. If you’re not watching it/reading it - you are missing out big time. It is an amazing series, whether in book or television form.
Last night, there was a post-show podcast on which Cara Gee was a guest star.
Question: We were talking earlier about the representation on the show, particularly on the female cast - how it’s a very diverse group of women. Is that something you’re particularly proud of about the show?
Cara Gee: Yes! Yes! It’s the future. It’s so brilliant. You know, I have auditioned for shows in the past and there was one in particular where I got very close on a role and I didn’t get it and the note that my agent got was that they ‘already had a half-Asian person on the show’ and so I didn’t get the part … and what the actual fuck? Of course there were so many white people on the show … and of course that didn’t seem to be a problem. There is this idea that we have to have “one of each and only one and they stand in for all” … That’s bullshit … that doesn’t happen on [The Expanse] and I’m so proud to be a part of that. It’s amazing.