Explaining how important it is to her to play parts that could be acted by women of any ethnicity, Liu remembered saying to Kelley: "('Charlie's Angels') is not Shakespeare, but it represents something much bigger than that.
"It represents Americana and breaking that mold and without being political and without making a statement, it makes a statement, and (Kelley) really got that," the "Lucky Number Slevin" star told reporters in New York.
"(Kelley) understood what I was saying and he made it happen. It changed things. People don't say, 'Oh my God, you're Asian and you're a Charlie's angel.' They just say, 'You're a Charlie's angel,' and it's so nice because all the kids now know that as a given. ... They don't need to prove anything. It's just what it is. And that, to me, makes me feel good because I know growing up, for me, I did not have that."