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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.

‘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.

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.

Jon M. Chu Gets Kicked Out of His Own #GoldOpen Screening of ‘The Farewell’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu was reportedly kicked out of a New York screening of “The Farewell” that he sponsored himself in support of Awkwafina.

Last week the filmmaker announced on Twitter that he bought out a theater for a Saturday screening of the movie as part of the #GoldOpen movement, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director and Cast Buy Out Theaters For Awkwafina’s ‘The Farewell’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu and the hit film’s cast expressed their support for Awkwafina’s new film “The Farewell” by buying out theaters as part of the #GoldOpen movement.

The initiative, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color, has recently become a tradition of sorts among Asian American artists in Hollywood.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Reveals the Time He Snuck Into the Oscars

A celebrity or filmmaker’s first time at the Oscars marks a memorable occasion, and for “Crazy Rich Asians” director, Jon M. Chu, his memory attending his first Academy Awards is a different kind of memorable. 

Many celebrities receive their access into the Academy Awards through invitation, but the 39-year-old director recounted the time when he had to sneak inside the Oscars just to watch the prestigious award show.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Reveals What to Expect in BOTH Sequels

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Director Jon M. Chu has opened up about the highly-anticipated sequels of “Crazy Rich Asians,” his Warner Bros. rom-com that made Hollywood history and box office records last summer.

Speaking to Hollywood Life on Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards — where the film was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture — Chu revealed that the upcoming sequels will show “more of the other characters.”