Marvellous human being Chrissy Teigen has shared her Crazy Rich Asians viewing experience on Instagram – a post which shows just how important the movie is for so many people around the world.
Along with husband John Legend and little two-year-old Luna, Teigen enjoyed a cute family movie date joining the millions of others who have watched the film since its release in the United States. As of August 26, Crazy Rich Asians has grossed almost $77 million USD domestically, per Box Office Mojo.
“I’ve been excited to see this since production was announced but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be,” Teigen wrote in her Instagram post. Initially, the Twitter queen had just planned to share a couple of jokes about being a crazy rich Asian but changed her mind when the credits started to roll.
“…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.”
And, I’m sobbing.
“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.”
Teigen’s mother is Thai and her father is of Norwegian descent.
You can read the pull post, below.
(Keep on swiping for some wholesome family pics.)
Unless you’re one of those lucky advanced screeners, Crazy Rich Asians will finally land in Aussie cinemas August 30.
Three. More. Days.