Michelle Yeoh on “Crazy Rich Asians”

by Ting Ting Xu August 13, 2018

Planning to watch Crazy Rich Asians? First, get your passport ready. This best-seller adaptation has generated excitement around the world, marking a historic moment for Asian representation in Hollywood. Director Jon Chu’s stylized comedy travels to Singapore and dives into the world of Asia’s ultra-rich. Supercars, precious jewelries, designer couture, you name it, they have it. Stripping away the crazy and the rich, the film tells a classic story about family. Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), a Chinese American professor follows her seemingly low-key boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to meet his family back in Singapore. On arrival, not only does Rachel discover that Nick is the grandson of one of the richest families in Asia, she also finds herself challenged by Nick’s formidable mother Eleanor Young played by Michelle Yeoh. Internationally known for her roles in Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Yeoh mesmerized the audience with her graceful moves mastering guns and swords. But in Crazy Rich Asians, her character is a dragon mom armed head-to-toe in style and wealth. Here’s what she told us.