A Hollywood film set in Singapore about Singaporeans is truly a dream come true
Everyone’s been waiting eagerly to find out if Jon Chu stayed true to his promise of casting “amazing Asian actors” in his latest film, Crazy Rich Asians.
Based on the namesake best selling book by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is an honest peek into the hidden world of Singapore’s affluent set, coupled with tensions between old money and new money, along with the nuanced differences in being Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese.
Be sure to grab a copy of the book if you can't wait for the movie to be released.
Our verdict? You won't be disappointed by Kwan's wickedly outrageous details of guilty pleasures and indulgence.
After scouring all corners of the world for the best talents, Crazy Rich Asians has finally begun filming in Singapore and Malaysia with a star-studded international cast and a couple of our own screen favorites.
Here’s a quick run down of the cast and their roles in the movie.
Awkwafina as Goh Peik Lin
Rapper and actor Awkwafina, known for her appearances in Neighbors 2 and Ocean’s 8, will play Goh Peik Lin, Rachel’s best friend and “fairy godmother.”
The daughter of a millionaire from Singapore, she helps Rachel navigate her boyfriend’s world of over-the-top wealth.