Chrissy Teigen wrote a powerful letter about how Crazy Rich Asians finally made her feel represented in film

‘You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented'

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‘You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented'

Chrissy Teigen is known to speak her mind. But despite typically calling out wrongdoings - with Donald Trump actually blocking her on Twitter for her jokes - she just as frequently speaks out to praise.

That was proved this week as the 32-year-old took to her social media channels to praise upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians - predicted to be a box office smash hit.

Crazy Rich Asians is one of the most talked about films of the year and it hasn’t even hit the cinemas yet, with the film making headlines for its Asian representation, an element where other films have previously fallen short.

The model, whose mother is Thai, took her two-year-old daughter Luna to the cinema see the film, going on to release an emotional post about the impact it had on the two of them.

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‘What can I really say about this movie that hasn’t been said by absolutely everyone who has seen it,’ Chrissy began her post. ‘I’ve been excited to see this since production was announced but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be.’

She continued: ‘I planned on seeing it, making a few jokes about how it checked all the boxes for me (CRAZY ☑️ RICH ☑️ ASIAN ☑️) but 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,’ she went on. ‘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. Also aside from all that, it’s just colorful, fun and big as fuck.’

‘God I love a rom com,’ Chrissy concluded. ‘God I loved it all. Thank you guys for making this movie.’

Well if it’s good enough for Chrissy, it’s good enough for us.

See you in the cinema.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.