How 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie is bringing attention to Asian Americans in Hollywood

"Crazy Rich Asians" features all Asian cast, making history in Hollywood.

ByStacy Chen via via logo
August 09, 2018, 3:54 PM

For the stars of the upcoming romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians," working on the film was more than just a job -- it was an opportunity to make history.

The movie, based on the international bestseller of the same name by Kevin Kwan, is the first major Hollywood studio film to feature an all-Asian cast since "The Joy Luck Club" hit theaters in 1993.

Actor Nico Santos, who plays Oliver T’sien, Nick Young's cousin in the movie, called that lapse "a lifetime," noting that full-grown adults have never seen themselves represented on-screen.

But all of that could be changing, star Constance Wu told "Good Morning America."

“I think Asian Americans are done with that, with asking for permission," she said. "We are stating our passion, our dreams, and our stories."

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