i. crazy privileged asians: a Chinese perspective

Written By: Margaret Rena Wang

 

By now you’ve probably heard these following sayings: 1) how could we have let a quarter of a century (literally a whole generation) go by without a production featuring a majority Asian cast (true to proper representation) on screen?

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ii. stewarding crazy privileges

Written By: Margaret Rena Wang

 

Growing up, I benefited from my parents’ insane hustle to deliver take-out while earning a PhD and post-doctorate at the same time. I was able to have more guidance with my schoolwork to succeed in AP classes and high school extracurriculars because my parents had professional jobs. I also had the luxury of time and being paid attention to with more than just my survival needs.

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crazy rich adventures with Janice Koh

Crazy Rich Asians‘ very own Auntie Felicity chatted with asienne about: her acting beginnings, her theatre background, having fun with the Crazy Rich cast, playing host and tour guide for the visiting cast members, eating authentic Asian food in Singapore on the daily, nighttime karaoke-ing and following one’s passion from an Asian perspective.

Here’s asienne’s interview with (another one of) your favorite auntie(s).

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words of wisdom from Kheng Hua

Do you remember that bonding moment between mother and daughter in Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) where Rachel Chu (Constance Wu)’s mother gives sound advice to her daughter? As it turns out, the actress who plays the maternal character Kerry Chu, actress Kheng Hua, is a force of wit and wisdom not only on-screen, but in real life as well.

Here is asienne‘s interview with the #irl Mama Chu.

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the big movie comeback with Selena Tan

What was your favorite part of Crazy Rich Asians? Was it the romance? The comedy? The Bible Study scene? If you’re familiar with Singaporean theatre, you might have known of her way before her Crazy Rich days. With her background predominantly being on-stage, Selena Tan is back on the big screen once again! & this time in a big way as she stars as Auntie Alix in Crazy Rich Asians.

Here’s asienne’s interview with (one of) your favorite auntie(s).

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spotlight: Maritte Go

If there’s a Filipina director making rounds in Hollywood right now–someone with both an acting and film background–it’s none other than West Palm Beach-born and USC grad, Maritte Go. “I did a lot of TV. I was an actor in TV shows and commercials,” Go recalled. She also did professional theater and lived in New York for less than a year after getting some representation … Continue reading spotlight: Maritte Go