Cheers to our #wcw @awkwafina! The actor and rapper gained popularity in 2012 for her song “My Vag” which was a satire of Mickey Avalon’s “My Dick”. But you may remember her most as the loudmouth pickpocket Constance from the @oceans8movie 💕
And she’s already taking theater’s by storm again with her newest summer blockbuster, @crazyrichasians! Which releases nationwide today! Nora Lum (@awkwafina) plays Goh Peik Lin the bottle-blonde bestie to the lovelorn Rachel (@constancewu) Her fuck-it attitude and her killer improvisation she really steals the show.
The film, based off of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, it’s first big budget Hollywood film starring an all Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club which was released in 1993. Lum talked to @variety about what it was like growing up without seeing someone like her on screen: “When you don’t have representation growing up, you don’t know how to materialize your dreams. You don’t even know it’s possible.” She later dived into what it means to work with and see actors who look like you: “Working with an entirely Asian cast was amazing, and honestly, we became a family in a way I’ve never really experienced on a set before. From the moment the film was announced, I was just excited to see the movie come to fruition, whether or not I could be in it. Representation starts both in front of and behind the camera. I think a big reason there aren’t a lot of our stories reflected is people don’t know how to write for us or think they can’t write for us. So I think for any minority group, you need to have writers who can reflect those stories and tell them honestly. It’s important to give people a chance.” So if we hadn’t convinced that @awkwafina is the best than you’ll just have to go see @crazyrichasians and find out for yourself🤷♀️
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