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Crazy Rich Asians Star Henry Golding Visits Flushing, Talks Movie’s Significance for Hollywood

Aug. 14, 2018 By Tara Law

Breakout star Henry Golding visited Flushing yesterday to promote his new movie, Crazy Rich Asians.

Crazy Rich Asians, which currently holds a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is expected to be a box office hit when it opens this week. It’s also the first Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast to open in 25 years.

Golding met with fans at an advance showing of the film at College Point Multiplex Cinemas, and took some time to speak to reporters about the film.

Golding said that the movie is special not only because it is groundbreaking for Asian-Americans, but also because it’s a great romantic comedy.

“The movie is for everybody,” Golding said. “It’s touted as the first Asian contemporary piece in 25 years, but essentially it’s a phenomenal movie— and that’s what everyone should take away from it. It takes you on the most beautiful journey about love and family and that’s what’s most important.”

Golding said that he hopes that the movie will pave the way for more diverse casting in Hollywood. The goal, he said, is for Hollywood to not only look to cast more Asian actors, but also to offer more casting calls that are open to people of all races. He described Crazy Rich Asians as “a step in the right direction.”

“It’s taken far too long,” Golding said. “Hopefully it continues to translate to colorblind leads. Asian young actresses can play these beautiful roles, Disney princesses or whatever— and the same goes for men. The story should take precedence.”

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