Crazy Rich Asians trailer deep dive: Which scenes made the leap from page to screen?

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EW examines how faithful the film may be to Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel


In his best-seller, Kwan described Rachel’s college friend Peik Lin (Awkwafina) as someone who had “the confidence to pull off bold fashion choices,” with a “broad nose, round face, and slightly squinty eyes.” He never mentions her hair, so rapper-comedian Awkwafina took some liberties with Peik Lin’s rather unique look. In fact, director Jon M. Chu tells EW they had planned to put Awkwafina in a different wig for every scene she’s in, but the blond one just felt right. “The blond wig thing was only going to be one of her looks, so we had all these other looks going on that we had planned out,” he says. “But as soon as she put on the wig, we all saw it and were like, ‘That is so funny.’ So we just went for it.”


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