Everyone has been raving about “Crazy Rich Asians” since its debut. Chrissy Teigen is one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
Having watched the Jon M. Chu-directed movie, the 32-year-old model took to Instagram to review the show. She also urged netizens to support the film after sharing how “Crazy Rich Asians” impacted her family, particularly her daughter.
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What can I really say about this movie that hasn’t been said by absolutely everyone who has seen it. I’ve been excited to see this since production was announced but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be. I planned on seeing it, making a few jokes about how it checked all the boxes for me (CRAZY ☑️ RICH ☑️ ASIAN ☑️) but the feeling I got during the credits, watching John dance with my little black asian mashup baby bear luna tunes, was a feeling I haven’t had at the end of any other movies. Luna, aside from being blown away by the general movie-going experience (yep she’s 13 now, time flies) looked up at @constancewu’s mother and yelled “yāy!” (“Grandma” in thai) because she saw someone who looked like her yāy. Someone beautiful and aspirational. It was something that simple that made my heart just…warm. That made me happy. It made me happy to see this over the top story done from so many angles, some I could totally understand because of my own confusing Asian American upbringing. I loved it all, from the quieter moments of talking around the table of sacrifice and past hardships to the spectacle of the bachelor party. Finding that I could cry watching the most over the top aisle walk on the planet. You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented. And represented by all different types of characters with all different types of personalities, just like any other great movie. Also aside from all that, it’s just colorful, fun and big as fuck. God I love a rom com. God I loved it all. Thank you guys for making this movie.
In the series of photos, the first shows her and crouched down next to her 2-year-old daughter, Luna. They were admiring a window display of a mannequin dressed in a sparkly white gown that resembles the one worn in the movie. The window also had a signage that read “Crazy Rich Asians” on it.
The next picture showed Luna cuddled up to singer John Legend as their eyes were glued to the cinema screen while sitting comfortably in their red theatre seats. The 3rd shot is a video of the Grammy-winning artist having a sweet father-daughter moment as they dance to the rolling of the movie credits.
In one touching moment, Teigen recalled how Luna was blown away when she yelled “yāy!” (which means grandma in Thai) because “she saw someone who looked like her yāy. Someone beautiful and aspirational.”
“It was something that simple that made my heart just…warm. That made me happy. It made me happy to see this over the top story done from so many angles, some I could totally understand because of my own confusing Asian American upbringing,” she wrote.
please folks. tweet when you see a movie with a majority-white cast !!! it’s important to help get more white movies made!!!!! pic.twitter.com/sIXk31KXjgADVERTISEMENT
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 27, 2018
When one fan commented on why she “never acknowledged that you are also white”, Teigen replied with the wittiest remark ever! This just proves why she’s the queen of Twitter 😉
“Crazy Rich Asians” is out in cinemas now.