Crazy Rich Asians is having a crazy successful second week at the box office, and making history while doing so. As the first film in 25 years to have an all Asian-American led cast, the Jon M. Chu-directed flick has had an emotional impact on people lucky enough to watch the luxurious rom-com based on Kevin Kwan’s book of the same name.

One of those people is none other than internet darling Chrissy Teigen. Teigen went on Instagram Sunday evening to post about her experience watching the film with her daughter Luna and hubby John Legend. “[Luna] looked up at @constancewu’s mother and yelled “yāy!” (“Grandma” in Thai) because she saw someone who looked like her yāy,” Teigen writes. “Someone beautiful and aspirational. It was something that simple that made my heart just...warm.”

In the post, Teigen expresses how much the film’s Asian representation meant for her personally. “You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented,” she wrote. “And represented by all different types of characters with all different types of personalities, just like any other great movie.”

Besides the emotional weight of the film, the model and tv host also celebrated the extravagance of the hilarious rom-com. “Also aside from all that, it’s just colorful, fun and big as fuck,” she wrote.

Check out her full post below. 

 

What can I really say about this movie that hasn’t been said by absolutely everyone who has seen it. I’ve been excited to see this since production was announced but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be. 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. 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. God I loved it all. Thank you guys for making this movie.

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