The solid of Crazy Rich Asians are grateful to be part of a film representing Asian-Americans in Hollywood — and hopeful it can encourage a motion that brings about extra movies that function illustration.
“It’s such an honor to be a part of this. I feel so lucky to be a part of such a talented cast and crew of actors. We only can hope that this opens the door for different kinds of Asian-American stories, and stories from Asians who grew up in countries where they’re not the dominant culture, so they don’t see their faces reflected in pop culture,” Constance Wu — who performs the lead position of Rachel Chu — solely advised Us Weekly at the movie’s premiere on Tuesday, August 7.
“That means something when you see your face up there,” the Fresh Off the Boat star, 36, continued. “What we want to say with this movie is it means that your story matters.”
Costar Jimmy O. Yang, who performs Bernard Tai, shared the identical sentiment. “It’s so particular to see everyone from each a part of this nation, each a part of the world be so enthusiastic about it. Not simply Asian folks, white folks, black folks, everybody. Even celebrities that aren’t Asian, Reese Witherspoon, Whoopi Goldberg, actually getting behind us and retweeting all the things,” he advised Us at the occasion, held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. “It’s been an incredible experience, to be just even a part of it. It’s great.”
“Being an actor, even beyond being an actor, is having a movie that can make people feel like they’re a part of this world. This is a tiny aspect of it,” Harry Shum Jr. — who performs Charlie Wu — additionally advised Us. “The fact that we can just shed a little bit of light and have some representation on the big screen is truly important.”
Crazy Rich Asians — a rom-com tailored from Kevin Kwan‘s novel of the same name — is the first movie to star an all-Asian cast since 1993’s Joy Luck Club. It will likely be launched on Wednesday, August 15.
With reporting by Nicholas White
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