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Awkwafina Tells 'Ellen' Her Grandmother Walked Out of 'The Farewell' at the 'Most Pivotal Part'!

Awkwafina Tells 'Ellen' Her Grandmother Walked Out of 'The Farewell' at the 'Most Pivotal Part'!

Awkwafina makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Monday (January 6), and discusses the high praise she has received for her role in The Farewell!

The 31-year-old actress picked up the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy last night (January 5), but she told host Ellen DeGeneres in a pre-taped interview that her grandmother wasn’t as impressed.

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“I showed her a screener of The Farewell and she got up basically at the most pivotal part,” Awkwafina admits. “And I was like, ‘Where are you going?’ And she was like, ‘I gotta cook.’ So I went on national television and I told that story, and she felt so guilty so now she goes to see all of my movies.”

“She got up in the middle, and then she went to see it in theaters and she was like, ‘I stayed, alright?,” Awkwafina adds.

Awkwafina also reveals her real name is Nora and explains why she changed it to Awkwafina when she was a teenager.

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