The first pictures from 'Crazy Rich Asians' are here to make your day

Henry Golding and Constance Wu are so cute together in their interview video, we're crying

By Andrea Tim | Published: 3 Nov 2017

Video: Entertainment Weekly

The first look at Crazy Rich Asians is here, and we couldn't be more excited to see Malaysian actor Henry Golding and his co-star Constance Wu push Asian characters further into the film industry's limelight.

The two are on Entertainment Weekly's cover, and basically drip with jewellery, brocade, velvet – all that jazz. Stills from the film were also released, and features Malaysia's own Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno and Awkwafina (a.k.a. Nora Lum).

"I love that it differentiates between somebody who grew up in Asia and my character, who grew up in America, and is 100% American," Constance said in a behind-the-scenes video of the EW cover shoot. "And we don't see too many stories that focus on that, like sort of cultural difference, while also celebrating the cultural similarities."

Henry said: "The story itself is coloured with so many characters and each character could have their whole spin-off book or movie just because they're so rich. That has never really been explored identity-wise for Asians in cinema. They've always sort of been typecast as the sidekick [at which point Constance interrupts and says "Kung fu master"] but each of these characters bring something to the table."

Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, is based on the first of three books, which revolve around the same characters, by Kevin Kwan. It's about Rachel (Constance), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels with her boyfriend Nick (Henry) to Singapore. There, she finds out that his family is extremely rich, he is one of the most eligible bachelors around, and Rachel quickly becomes the target of all the women who are jealous of her. It doesn't help that Nick's mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) also doesn't approve of her.

Sonoya plays Araminta Lee, the fiancée of Colin Khoo (Chris Pang), Nick's best friend. Awkwafina is Goh Peik Lin, Rachel's best friend. The cast also includes Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr. and Ken Jeong.

See more photos from Constance and Henry's cover shoot, as well as stills from the movie below. Crazy Rich Asians is set to premiere in the US on 17 August 2018.

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