‘We should be proud and unapologetic’: ‘Shang-Chi’ stars celebrate film’s impact on the AAPI community
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.
Awkwafina celebrated the upcoming premiere of “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” by throwing the first pitch at the Mets game on Sunday.
BD Wong will be making his debut as a television director on Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens.”
About the show: The show is based on Awkwafina’s childhood in Queens, New York, and follows the life of Nora Lin, who is played by Awkwafina.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Stars Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina Dish About Favorite Foods, Traditions
“Raya and the Last Dragon” voice actors Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina dish about family traditions, movie night snacks and thoughts on their new Disney movie in an exclusive interview.
Interview highlights: The movie’s themes of unity and trust are “universal,” according to Tran.
A new comedy movie on Netflix is set to feature Golden Globe-winning stars Sandra Oh and Awkwafina.
Dream casting: The “Killing Eve” star and “The Farewell” actress have recently been cast to play sisters in the still-untitled project, reports Variety.
Awkwafina has updated fans of her whereabouts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an Instagram post yesterday, the Golden Globe awardee revealed that she had been away working for the past few months, but has now returned to the U.S.
Actress Lori Tan Chinn About to Go on Food Stamps Before Starring in ‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’
After a five-decade career that involved years of discrimination, Lori Tan Chinn was ready to quit acting and rely on welfare — until she snagged a role in Awkwafina’s “Nora from Queens.”
In a recent interview with Time, the 71-year-old actress, who plays Awkwafina’s foul-mouthed grandmother, opened up about her struggles as an Asian American actor, including the fact that she still lives in a rodent-infested New York apartment.
“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” drew in the largest audience for a series debut on Comedy Central in over three years.
The show, which premiered on Jan. 22, had a total of 3.8 million views in Live+3 (L+3), its first three days after airing, according to Deadline.
“Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” has been greenlit for a second season.
Comedy Central broke the news on Tuesday, one week before the show’s Season 1 premiere.
Golden Globe winner Nora Lum, also known as Awkwafina, has taken over conductor announcement duties on the New York City subway’s No. 7 train.
Awkwafina recently lent her voice to the passenger messaging service of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as part of a promotional campaign for her upcoming semi-autobiographical sitcom “Nora From Queens,” which will premiere on Comedy Central on Jan. 22.
Only hours after the 2020 Oscar nominations were released, the internet is outraged over news that actress Awkwafina has been snubbed for a nomination.
Things seem to be looking up for the Asian American community in entertainment, especially after Awkwafina made history as the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe for her performance as Billi in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell”, a film that navigates the experience of having a dual identity and growing up in two different cultures. However, it is to the internet’s surprise that Awkwafina was denied an Oscar nomination.
Awkwafina is back in the headlines for making history as the first Asian American woman to win a Golden Globe for lead actress on Sunday, joining a small group of talents of Asian descent who have won in the ceremony since its inauguration.
The 31-year-old star received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role as Billi in “The Farewell,” a story based on real events in the lives of director Lulu Wang and her family.