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Mongolian actress stars in all Asian cast Hollywood film
Central Asia | society | 12:30, 23 August 2018 | 2356

AKIPRESS.COM - The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, the first studio movie starring an Asian and Asian-American cast in a contemporary setting to be released in 25 years, premiered on August 15.

Mongolian actress Tumurbaatar Enkhtungalag is in the film with over 70 Asian actors.

Enkhtungalag played a role of Nadine Shao, one of the lead's besties.

The Warner Bros. film, which opened Aug. 15, centers on couple Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding), who travel from New York to Nick's family home in Singapore. There, Rachel discovers that Nick is from an extremely wealthy family, with whom she tries to gain acceptance, including his tough mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). The film, helmed by Jon M. Chu, co-stars Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Ken Jeong, Nico Santos, Jimmy O. Yang and Ronny Chieng.

The romantic comedy's release comes at a time when there's an increasing demand for more diverse stories to be seen on the big screen. “I’ve been waiting and waiting [for a movie like this],” says Yeoh. “I wish for personal reasons that it happened when I first started my career. But the important thing is it’s happening now.”

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