Meet the stars of the Crazy Rich Asians movie adaptation
Will Kris Aquino be joining them?
(SPOT.ph) If you haven't heard of Crazy Rich Asians, you're about to see it everywhere on your social media feeds. The 2013 novel has been on everyone's radar after Kris Aquino was rumored to have been offered a role for the film. While she has yet to officially confirm the news, fans were thrilled after the book's author, Kevin Kwan, followed her on Instagram.
Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of Rachel Chu, who discovers that her boyfriend, Nick Young, is the heir to an enormous fortune in Singapore. Everything kicks off when the couple flies to Singapore to attend the wedding of Nick's best friend.
Get to know the five stars who are confirmed to be part of the all-Asian film, helmed by Now You See Me 2 and the Step Up franchise director, John M. Chu. The script is written by The Proposal's Peter Chiarelli and the Lethal Weapon reboot's Adele Lim.
Playing: Rachel Chu
Constance Wu's breakout role is the consistently hilarious Asian family sitcom, Fresh Off The Boat, where she plays the fan-favorite mom, Jessica Huang. The Taiwanese-American actress has also been outspoken about Asian whitewashing, slamming Matt Damon's casting in the critically panned film, The Great Wall.
Playing: Nick Young
Newcomer Henry Golding's résumé is mostly filled with hosting gigs, including ones with ESPN, BBC, and National Geographic. He's currently based in Singapore, and Crazy Rich Asians will be his first feature film.
Playing: Astrid Leong
It looks like Gemma Chan has something in common with her fashionable character: this British actress also happens to be a former model! She's nabbed roles in U.K. projects like Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Sherlock, Fresh Meat, and The IT Crowd. Her most recent role is Anita in the AMC sci-fi drama, Humans, for which she's been nominated for several acting awards.
Playing: Eleanor Young
Many of us recognize Michelle Yeoh for her work in 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies. Her most recent projects include the 2016 sci-fi movie, Morgan and a lead role in the upcoming Star Trek TV reboot. In the film, she will be playing Nick's controlling mother who disapproves of Rachel.
Playing: Araminta Lee
Sonoya Mizuno's most recognizable role to date is the cyborg assistant in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina. (Yes, she was the one who famously danced with Oscar Isaac in the movie.) She also had a small role in La La Land as one of Emma Stone's roommates. Her character in the movie isn't just the fiancée of Nick's best friend; she also happens to be a massive fashion icon in Singapore.