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Jon M. Chu Says He Should Have Made Brown Characters ‘More Human’ in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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Filmmaker Jon M. Chu has addressed criticisms on his treatment of South Asian characters in his 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which featured an entirely Asian cast.

Better roles: Chu, who has been criticized for casting Brown actors as domestic workers in the hit film, told Insider that he should have made the characters “more human” instead of just being figures in the background.

NextShark, South Coast Plaza Present Virtual ‘Moon Festival’ Feat. Katherine Ho of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

NextShark and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA are proud to present the Virtual Autumn Harvest Festival that is now available to stream below:

The event, which streamed on Facebook on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m., features seven cultural performances from international artists including world-famous guzheng musician Bei Bei and guitarist Jon Monter performing “Loyal Brave and True” from the recent Disney film “Mulan”, singer Katherine Ho performing Coldplay’s “Yellow” in Mandarin as featured in the 2018 “film Crazy Rich Asians”, the Shanghai National Orchestra, the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center, and more.

Sony Pictures Picks Up ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author’s Latest Book for Possible Movie

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“Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan’s new novel, “Sex and Vanity,” was picked up by Sony Pictures and SK Global Entertainment as a potential movie earlier in July.

“Sex and Vanity” follows the story of Lucie Tang Churchill, a half-Asian and half-English American heiress who finds herself in a romantic predicament between her WASP fiancé and her former fling, George Zao, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

‘This is F-ed Up’: Director Jon M. Chu Slams Fake Casting Call for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequels

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“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu has lambasted an internet scam calling for Asian actors to audition for roles in the upcoming sequels of the 2018 blockbuster film.

The false notice, which arrived in the form of a sketchy press release, reportedly came from a Twitter user named “Alan Baltes,” who claimed to be an actor and a casting associate.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Propelled Asians Forward – Coronavirus Brought That to a Screeching Halt

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Lumiscript. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author.

Two days ago, I sat down in the midst of the quarantine monotony and watched one of my favorite movies — “Crazy Rich Asians.” As I sat and reminded myself how much the Asian community gathered together, it helped me rekindle the pride I had in my culture. For a moment, the world slowly understood another aspect of Asia that most would not normally come across. The pressures we place on ourselves and the constant gamble between passion and guaranteed success at the hands of an ambition that is not our own. Rachel Chu was a character that reminded me I was different, but she taught me that it is in my nature as an Asian American to prove to others that I can be an ambitious woman who powers through life while still enjoying that in which I find passion.

Brenda Song Claims She Wasn’t ‘Asian Enough’ for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, Jon M. Chu Responds

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“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu responded to Brenda Song’s statement that she failed to audition for the blockbuster film because she was not “Asian enough” for its production team.

In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the “Dollface” star revealed that while she is a fan of Kevin Kwan’s trilogy, she “never got to read” for its first movie adaptation.

Jon M. Chu Stands With Adele Lim Over ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Pay Disparity

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu published an open letter in solidarity with Adele Lim, one of the film’s two screenwriters who decided to leave the sequels after being offered significantly less pay compared to her co-writer.

It’s unclear when exactly Lim left the project, but the situation reportedly stalled the production of Chu’s back-to-back sequels based on the second and third books in Kevin Kwan’s best-selling trilogy.