Trini’s Last Name is not ‘Kwan’
Hey folks, I’m flailing over the Trimberly tag and all, but I remembered someone made a post of this before and wanted to share their message, in paraphrase:
Trini the Yellow Power Ranger of the new 2017 movie does not have the surname ‘Kwan’. As stated by Becky G, her actress, here on her Twitter account:
This is the original (Edit: First known on TV) Yellow Ranger (Trini Kwan) from the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (1993), Thuy Trang (may she rest in peace):
I do resent (read: very) the fact we keep getting whitewashed Asian works put into live action (@hollywood wOW), but it’s very clear they’re separate characters. (Edit: I know Power Rangers originated from Super Sentai, but Power Rangers have no fixed race nor ethnicity. They can be represented by whoever. I understand Becky G and disagree with the Twitter user that compared the casting to Emma Stone in Aloha. Becky G is a Latina. Thuy Trang was Vietnamese. I just want Becky G’s Trini known separately from Thuy Trang’s Trini, but still retain them as the first Yellow Ranger in the long pilot premiere and the first Yellow Ranger in the movie reboot. They are separate characters.)
TL;DR in your fanfics/fanarts/fanposts, please don’t confuse Becky G’s character to be Thuy Trang’s character and don’t give her the last name ‘Kwan’!