Lucy Liu On Diversity In Hollywood: It Shouldn't Be 'Odd' Watson Is A Woman The Elementary actress discussed breaking down industry casting barriers on The Talk.
Posted on Sep 22, 2016 01:50pm

Lucy Liu returned to The Talk on Thursday to discuss the upcoming Season 5 premiere of her CBS crime drama Elementary. Though the show recently celebrated its 100th episode, she said it feels like no time has passed at all. The actress revealed that since the show's 2012 launch, the Elementary cast and crew have built "a strong family and community."

Aisha Tyler asked about Liu's groundbreaking character, Dr. Joan Watson, the crime-solving companion to Sherlock Holmes. Watson has historically been a male character, but Liu said thinking outside the box is crucial to breaking down barriers and opening up casting opportunities for diverse actors in Hollywood.

"It shouldn't be so odd that Watson is played by a woman and someone who's Asian," she said.

Liu also shared details about her new collaboration with Bruno Magli, the Italian luxury shoe brand. She is the face of their glamorous Fall fashion ad campaign and helped design a ladies shoe, which she modeled for The Talk audience.

Watch The Talk weekdays on CBS and on CBS All Access.

Plus, mark your calendars for the Season 5 premiere of Elementary, which airs on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c on CBS. Stream it live or on demand with CBS All Access.

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