"Crazy Rich Asians" gets Entertainment Weekly cover

Priscilla Tov, Nov. 6, 2017, 12:11 p.m.


You're at the checkout at the grocery store when you spot it: Asians on the cover of a magazine and it's not a nonfiction story. You grab the magazine off the stand and clutch it to your chest and emotions well inside of you. You never thought you'd see yourself represented in such a way in your lifetime. 

Many rejoiced when Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel "Crazy Rich Asians" was picked up for a movie adaptation. Hollywood movies rarely feature an all-Asian principal cast. In fact, the last time Hollywood had such a cast would've been in 2005's "Memoirs of a Geisha" and 1993's "Joy Luck Club." So "Crazy Rich Asians," which will be released on August 17, 2018, will be well appreciated by the Asian-American community who've been longing for representation in Hollywood. 

"Crazy Rich Asians" tells the story of Rachel (played by Constance Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor at NYU, who travels with her boyfriend Nick (played by Henry Golding) to attend Nick's best friend's wedding in Singapore. While there, she discovers her boyfriend is part of Singapore's upper class, specifically the filthy rich. 

Though the movie won't be released until next summer, "Entertainment Weekly" teased the film's release by having a cover shoot with the two main leads. The issue also features interviews with Kevin Kwan on his meetings with producers, Jon M. Chu on directing and filming at lavish locations in Singapore and Malaysia, and the cast (Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Sonoya Mizuno, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong) about Asian American representation in Hollywood. 

Be sure to pick up your copy of "Entertainment Weekly" now!

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