Constance Wu says she felt intense pressure before the release of “Crazy Rich Asians,” which became a box office sensation in 2018. Not only was the film her first time as the lead, it was her first studio movie ever, and Wu says she’s grateful that Warner Bros. trusted emerging voices.
Wu also points out that many of these creators didn’t have a “track record” of box office success, not because they aren’t capable of such, but because Asian-Americans hadn’t been given such opportunities to prove themselves in the past.
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