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Sandra Oh and Awkwafina begin filming for upcoming movie about estranged sisters

  • An upcoming Hulu original film starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina has begun production and is set to premiere in 2023.
  • The comedy follows the lives of two estranged sisters who are forced to come together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts.
  • Anne, played by Awkwafina, is a brilliant, game show-obsessed woman, who must team up with her train-wreck sister, Jenny, played by Oh.
  • Shot in L.A. and New Orleans, the production is scheduled to wrap up on July 22 and will officially premiere next year on several streaming platforms globally: Hulu in the U.S., Star Plus in Latin America and Disney Plus in other countries.

The upcoming Hulu original film starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina has begun production and is set to premiere in 2023.

The comedy, which has not yet been titled, follows the lives of two estranged sisters who are forced to come together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts.

‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’ renewed by Comedy Central for Season 3

  • Comedy Central announced that its hit TV series “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” is returning for another season.
  • Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will return to play Nora Lin, a fictionalized version of herself, for Season 3.
  • The show stars the 33-year-old actor alongside BD Wong, Bowen Yang and Lori Tan Chinn. Wong plays Lin’s father Wally, while Yang plays her cousin Edmund and Chinn plays her grandmother.
  • Season 3’s official release date has yet to be announced.

Comedy Central has officially announced that its hit TV series “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” is returning for another season.

Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will return to play Nora Lin, a fictionalized version of herself, for Season 3. The upcoming season’s official release date has yet to be announced.

Awkwafina shares letter she wrote to herself pre-‘Ocean’s 8’ filming to inspire those who ‘feel scared’

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  • Actor and comedian Awkwafina, 33, shared the letter she wrote to herself in 2016 – days before filming her first scene for the all-female heist movie “Ocean’s 8" – in an Instagram post on Sunday.
  • “I'm nervous about doing something I've never done before, and I'm scared I'm gonna let people down,” Awkwafina wrote in the letter dated Oct. 26, 2016. “I still don't know what my future holds, and that's okay. But I'm gonna try and I'm gonna work as hard as I can."
  • The “Crazy Rich Asians” actor then referred to her fellow cast members in the star-studded movie, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna and Anne Hathaway.
  • “They say everyone gets imposter syndrome, and maybe a little bit grounds you,” the actor continued. “I'm about to do a movie with 7 women I've idolized, loved and worshiped all my life. And who am I? I'm a nobody.”
  • Filming for "Ocean's 8" began in 2016 in and around New York City. The movie, both a continuation and spin-off of the original Ocean’s trilogy from 2001 to 2007, was released in theaters in the U.S. on June 5, 2018, around 11 years after the release of “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

Actor and comedian Awkwafina recently shared the letter she wrote to herself days before filming her first scene for the all-female heist movie “Ocean’s 8.”

Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, hoped the letter she shared on Instagram on Sunday would help inspire anyone who feels like “they’re not good enough or anyone who feels scared of what’s to come.”

Awkwafina nomination for NAACP Image Award sparks renewed backlash

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  • Actor and comedian Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, has received an NAACP Image Award nomination for her work in Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
  • The “Shang-Chi” and “Crazy Rich Asians” actor received backlash for the nomination, with critics pointing out past controversy surrounding her alleged use of African American Vernacular English to further her career in Hollywood.

Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, has received online backlash after receiving a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award nomination.

Social media users called out the 33-year-old actor and comedian after she was nominated in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance category for her work in Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” according to Blavity.

Awkwafina and Sandra Oh to star as sisters trying to pay off their mother’s gambling debts in comedy film

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20th Century Studios have taken over Gloria Sanchez’s untitled sister comedy from Netflix, starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh. 

The sisters: Awkwafina and Oh will be playing estranged sisters who are forced to reunite and earn money together to pay off their mother’s gambling debts, reports Dateline.  

‘We should be proud and unapologetic’: ‘Shang-Chi’ stars celebrate film’s impact on the AAPI community

Shang Chi stars talk to NextShark

The stars of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” discussed the lack of AAPI representation in Hollywood, celebrating AAPI culture and why this film is important in our community in an exclusive interview with NextShark. 

“Celebrating Asian-ness”: Actors Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang and director Destin Daniel Cretton came together to create an anticipated hit movie that is a “celebration of who we are,” said Cretton in the interview.