New Action Film Reunites “Crazy Rich Asians” Stars Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina
An “interdimensional action film” produced by the Russo brothers will reunite Crazy Rich Asians stars Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊) and Awkwafina, kickstarting a new Hollywood epic for Asian Americans.
Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu (朱浩偉), is Hollywood’s latest craze, hitting a worldwide gross of US$143.9 million. Starring Constance Wu (吳恬敏), Henry Golding, Gemma Chan (陳靜), Nico Santos, Lisa Lu (盧燕), Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood studio production to feature an all-Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993.
According to the report, Michelle and Awkwafina’s new movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once, will be directed by Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan (關家永) and Daniel Scheinert. The film will be produced by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, known for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a post-credit scene for 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it was revealed that Michelle would star as the superhero Aleta Ogord for Vol. 3, but with the director being fired from the franchise, the sequel’s production is currently in limbo.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
Awkwafina is as awkward as she looks…
Unlike chinese bloggers, foreigners didn’t make fun of her looks, but gave her raves for her perfomance.
I was referencing her looks to her music… Foreigners also think Lucy Liu is attractive.. But i think otherwise.. To each their own.
@anon you clearly have not seen Charlie’s angels.
Yes, I’ve seen Charlie’s Angels and I still think Lucy is ugly.
@anon I think she’s beautiful but you can’t argue taste I guess.
Although I find it sad that more traditionally Asian features are looked down upon by Asians themselves usually…
So Asians shouldn’t have opinions on appearance or features of other Asians? We should all stick together and show more patriotism than western countries?. Looks like you have a chip on your shoulder…
@jimmyszeto of course Asians can have opinions on other Asians’ appearances, where did I deny that may I ask? I said what I said, Asian ethnocentric features are not appreciated amongst Asians and I find that regrettable.
What features of Asians are you referring to? Shouldn’t be evaluate appearance on a wide scale rather have specific rules for each race.
@jimmyszeto Eyelid surgery for monolids is one example. The popularity of skin whitening in Asia is another. Personally I don’t think any single facial feature determines anyone’s attractiveness as a whole but that is not the consensus in our culture and I think both you and I know this, hence the widespread practice of double eyelid surgery. I think both Zhao Wei and Kim Yuna are beautiful and don’t advocate for one specific look for a whole ethnicity obviously but when a very common facial feature for a specifc ethnic group (roughly 50% of East-Asians have monolids but I couldn’t come up with one popular Chinese actress with it in my example) gets deemed unattractive by default by the same ethnic group I find this seriously disturbing.
The ‘specific rules for each race’ is exactly what I am criticising here. If you look at the most popular Chinese actresses, they all essentially look the same (double eyelids, white skin, tall nose, soft jawline). Liu Wen is gorgeous but she doesn’t fit the very narrow and very specific box that Chinese people like so she only found succes as a supermodel overseas.
Angelababy (whether she had surgery or not) attributes her attractiveness to her mixed heritage, which is yet another disturbing thing that happens a lot in Asian countries but that gets glossed over, essentially saying she’s beautiful because she’s part white.
On a final note; Jaw shaving surgery, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, skin bleaching… I support anyone’s agency to change their own appearance if that’s what they want but understand that SOME (but no small part) of these choices stem from insecurities born out of a conditioned environment of internalized eurocentrism and effects of colonialism.
@peanutbutterjelly I think Lucy is attractive, too. I remember first seeing her in Ally McBeal and loving her sexy, hilariously witty, tough character. I watch Elementary here and there and enjoy her performance.
She doesn’t have soft “pretty” features but she is charismatic and looks timeless. There is a funny fashion blog, Tomandlorenzo.com, that features a wide variety of actors. When you search her name, she is consistently praised for looking fashionable.
seriously, she’s got some quite unsually looks but the west always have a different opinion when it comes to looks.
@m0m0 It’s just that Chinese people have a too specific and narrow opinion when it comes to looks.
Lol. What kinda name is awkwafina? Never heard of it I would say she made it up herself?
@cutie777 Sounds like the water brand Aquafina lol
@tiffany I know right? I guess so many people came up with a funny name this day.
@cutie777 That’s her stage name. Her real name is Nora Lum.
I don’t see anything wrong with the name Awkwafina actually. She’s a rapper so it makes sense to have an interesting sounding stage name like that.
@llwy12 well I just find a little funny with the name like that that’s all. Any idea what nationality she’s from? Her last name is Lum? Does it mean Lam also? She looks a bit like Korean to me.
@cutie777 Her father is Chinese (don’t know from where though) and her mother is Korean. She was born in Queens (New York) and after her mother died when she was just 4 years old, her grandmother (whom she affectionately calls Grammafina) stepped in to help her father raise her. As for how her stage name Awkwafina (which is indeed pronounced same as the water brand Aquafina) came to be, she had said in an interview that she made up the name herself when she was 15 years old — she chose it because it was a funny name for one (she was a comedian growing up so it was intentional to make up a name that sounded funny), and two it has part of the word “awkward” in it, which she feels is a fitting description for herself…
@llwy12 That’s very endearing. Thanks for the interesting info!
@llwy12 thanks for your reply. I can tell she does looks a bit Korean and it’s sad that she lost her mom when she still a kid.
i think awkwafina is the ideal actress for the role as mulan and henry golding is perfect as james bond.
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