Set to hit theaters in the United States on August 15, Crazy Rich Asians tells the tale of Rachel Chu and her longtime boyfriend Nicholas (Nick) Young. Both of them are professors at New York University and this time, Nick wants to bring Rachel to a family event – in Singapore.
Unbeknownst to Rachel, Nick is secretly one of Singapore’s richest and most eligible bachelors with women clamoring over him. Did we also mention that Nick’s mother shows outright disdain for Rachel? This show boasts an entirely asian ensemble and that’s what we’re here for today!
Stay with us as we uncover the Instagram pages of a few of the cast members (some of whom may or may not be familiar to you). Without further ado, let’s begin!
1. Constance Wu as Rachel Chu
Kicking off this list, we have the ever lovable, Constance Wu. Wu plays Rachel, the main character in this movie and is a familiar face in the Hollywood industry. I mean, she is the Matriarch of the Huang family in Fresh Off the Boat. Who doesn’t know her?
Her profile states the most important things you need to know about her: She acts (incredibly well), she lives in Silverlake (don’t go stalking her), she loves book and she has a bunny!
When she’s not on set, it’s clear that she spends a whole lot of time with her pet bunny. Just take a look at her feed! It’s filled with photographs of her bunny and we’re definitely not complaining.
2. Henry Golding as Nick Young
Henry Golding is an actor of British and Malaysian descent and has been cast for the role of Nick Young, the super rich boyfriend of Rachel Chu. Prior to being cast as Nick Young, Golding had been heavily involved in hosting work for 8TV, ESPN Asia as well as Discovery Channel Asia.
It seems that Golding has definitely taken on more acting roles ever since being cast as Nick Young for Crazy Rich Asians. He stars alongside A-listers like Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in the movie “A Simple Favor” and is also set to appear in “Monsoon” as a man named Kit!
His Instagram feed also constantly features his wife!
Aren’t they a cute couple?
3. Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Young
Michelle Yeoh plays Nick Young’s mother, a fearsome lady who disapproves of Nick’s relationship with Rachel. In the film, she may seem like a rather unfriendly character, but that’s nothing like her off-screen persona!
This superstar is really just a kind, humble lady in real life!
Look at her being all touristy!
She was also recently cast as Captain Phillipa Georgiou in the Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS
Here she is all suited up and ready to take on anything that dares to come her way.
4. Tan Kheng Hua as Kerry Chu
Tan Kheng Hua is a veteran actress from Singapore and is a name that’s familiar with the locals. She’s been on the longest running sitcom in Singapore “Phua Chu Kang” and has mostly been doing theatre work since! In this film, she plays Rachel’s mother.
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You know ah, in this era of ownself roast, artisanal, boutique, hand picked etc coffee ah, i still like my $1 kopi o best. Drunk in a kopitiam. With reticent aunties and uncles serving. In their kopitiam uniforms. Have a good day in Singapore, my fellow citizens and other residents. There’s still loads of pleasure to be had for $1 on this island.
The thespian has also worked on the netflix series, “Marco Polo” in 2014 as Empress Dowager Xie Daoqing and we must say, she definitely pulls off the regal look.
5. Janice Koh as Felicity Young
Janice Koh is also an actress from Singapore and has mostly been doing theater work with occasional television dramas under her belt. In this film, she plays Nick’s aunt.
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Stuck in rehearsals while my boys are away on a short break. Miss them so much, but the workaholic in me can’t think of a better place to be stuck. . ‘Supervision’, a new play by Thomas Lim about foreign domestic help in Singapore, opens 5 July as part of the 2018 Singapore Theatre Festival. . . . #supervisionbythomaslim #singaporetheatrefestival #singaporetheatrefestival2018 #actorslife #sgtheatre #theatresg @wildricesg
Janice Koh also used to be a NMP (Nominated Member of Parliament) in Singapore. In her free time, she can be seen with her two boys.
6. Awkwafina as Goh Peik Lin
Awkwafina plays Peik Lin, Rachel’s college best friend. Awkwafina wears many hats. She’s a rapper, an actress, a comedian and she’s awesome. She’s been on a roll lately being involved in major movies this year. She’s part of a movie that’s fully asian (and that hasn’t happened in about 20 years).
Earlier this year, she was in an all female cast that did amazingly well. Here’s Awkwafina at the Ocean’s 8 red carpet! Her comedic timing and natural funny-girl vibe comes through amazingly in all her movies.
7. Ken Jeong as Goh Wye Mun
Ken Jeong plays Goh Wye Mun, Peik lin’s wealthy father. This comedic genius can be seen in most Hollywood features. He was on the DUFF (designated ugly fat friend), The Hangover, as well as Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.
Most recently, he has collaborated with Netflix to present his new stand-up comedy show!
These are just 7 of the cast members! Be sure to catch the movie when it comes out to see the rest of the amazing, all-asian cast!