Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh discuss the types of racism they have experienced with Yahoo Movies UK.
The rapper-turned-actress spoke to Yahoo Movies UK alongside Ken Jeong who explains the intent behind Mr Chow.
The 'Crazy Rich Asians' star, who appeared in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' has criticised Disney's decision to sack the director.
Playing on 120 screens across the island, the Hollywood flick took top spot at the box office from its premiere last Tuesday night (21 August) until Sunday. Opening week earnings for romantic comedies in Singapore traditionally reach a fraction of the figure achieved by Crazy Rich Asians.
In an Instagram post on Thursday (23 August), local actress Fiona Xie, 36, revealed that being in "Crazy Rich Asians" reignited her "spark and passion" for acting.
The cast of Crazy Rich Asians, much-hyped as being a milestone for Asian representation in Hollywood, were conscious of its momentous nature as they celebrated its Asian premiere in Singapore with a glamorous red carpet event at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night (21 August). Lead actor Henry Golding, together with Singapore actors including Pierre Png, Selena Tan, Fiona Xie, Tan Kheng Hua, Amy Cheng, Janice Koh, and Koh Chieng Mun, charmed the crowd with their beautiful outfits and selfie opportunities.
The craze for Crazy Rich Asians is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighbouring countries later this week. Henry Golding, who played the film’s male lead, attended the premiere, as well as director Jon M. Chu and the Singaporean cast, including Pierre Png, Koh Chieng Mun, Tan Kheng Hua, Selena Tan, Janice Koh, Fiona Xie, Amy Cheng and Constance Lau.
Amid criticism that the much-hyped Hollywood romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians fails to accurately depict Singapore, the government is pushing ahead with efforts to ride on the film's buzz to market the country as a tourist destination.
Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding and director Jon M. Chu are coming to town for the movie's red carpet event on 21 August.
While Crazy Rich Asians is not the first big budget Hollywood production to be filmed in Singapore, it has a special status: it is based on a bestseller written by a Singaporean, and the story, populated by a cast of Singaporean characters, largely takes place in the Republic. Ironically, none of the main roles are played by Singaporeans - but the local actors cast in the movie still felt the pressure of representing the country.