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'Crazy Rich Asians' Director Responds to Brenda Song Saying She Wasn't 'Asian Enough' to Audition

Jon M. Chu, the director of Crazy Rich Asians, is setting the record straight on Brenda Song‘s comments about his movie.

In a newly released interview with Teen Vogue, the 31-year-old actress claimed that she wasn’t allowed to audition for the movie because they said she wasn’t “Asian enough” for a role.

Now Jon is responding on Twitter to Brenda‘s comments saying he feels “horrible” that she would think that.

“🤷🏻‍♂️would these words ever come out of my mouth? Nope makes no sense,” John tweeted. “I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason. The fact is I love Brenda Song and am a fan. I didn’t need her to audition because I already knew who she was!”

Brenda has not yet responded to Jon‘s response.

Brenda Song Says She Wasn't 'Asian Enough' to Audition For 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Brenda Song looks stunning in a shot from her new feature in Teen Vogue.

Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On not being able to audition for Crazy Rich Asians: “A lot of people don’t know this, but I never got to read for Crazy Rich Asians, ever…Their reasoning behind that, what they said was that my image was basically not Asian enough, in not so many words. It broke my heart. I said, ‘This character is in her late to mid-20s, an Asian American, and I can’t even audition for it? I’ve auditioned for Caucasian roles my entire career, but this specific role, you’re not going to let me do it? You’re going to fault me for having worked my whole life?’ I was like, ‘Where do I fit?’”

On the iconic PRNDL scene from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: “Phill [Lewis] made me laugh so hard. We didn’t get very many takes because the ‘AM/FM’ [line] broke me so many times. We shot that scene so quickly, we never even thought twice about it. I have so many people that are like, ‘That’s how I remember. When I learned how to drive I just remember the PRNDL.’ I’m so glad that we could get some useful information out there.”

On maintaining friendships with co-stars from her teen years: “As we all grow older and spin into adult careers, seeing each other is amazing because we’ve all been through this crazy thing together that not very many people understand. I wouldn’t stay friends with them just because we worked together. These people are great, and it makes me really happy to see them all so successful. It’s not easy to make that transition.”

For more from Brenda, visit TeenVogue.com.

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Dove Cameron, Sarah Jeffery, Olivia Holt & More Step Out To Celebrate The Golden Globes

Dove Cameron, Olivia Holt and Sarah Jeffery pose for a chic pic inside the HFPA & THR Celebration of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards Season on Thursday (November 14) at Catch in West Hollywood, Calif.

The three young stars were joined by their partners and many of their peers to celebrate the upcoming awards season, including Thomas Doherty, Nick Hargrove, Lana Condor, Anthony de la Torre and Laura Marano.

This is Us stars Niles Fitch and Eris Baker, High School Musical‘s Sofia Wylie, Chloe Bennet, Emily Alyn Lind, Jack Quaid, Alycia Debnam-Carey, and Brenda Song were also seen at the party.

FYI: Sofia wore Coomi Jewels.

Check out over 60+ pictures inside from the HFPA & THR Golden Globes Celebration

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Joey King Celebrates at Hulu's Holiday Party with 'The Act' Co-Stars

Joey King looks radiant in red while stepping out for Hulu’s Holiday Party held at Spago on Tuesday night (November 12) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 20-year-old actress was joined by her The Act co-stars, Patricia Arquette, and Calum Worthy, to celebrate the holiday season with the streaming network.

Looking For Alaska stars Kristine Froseth, Charlie Plummer, Denny Love and Jay Lee were also seen inside the party

Other Hulu stars who stepped out for the celebration include the cast of Little Fires EverywhereGavin Lewis, Liz Tigelaar, Jordan Elsass, Megan Stott, Jade Pettyjohn and Lexi Underwood; Elsie Fisher, Abigail Spencer, Elisabeth Moss, Lizzy Caplan, Maya Erskine, Clark Backo and Dylan Playfair, Josh Hutcherson, Madison Davenport and Allegra Acosta.

Dollface stars Esther Povitsky, Jordan Weiss and Brenda Song were also seen inside the bash.

FYI: Joey wore an Ulyana Sergeenko dress, Amina Muaddi shoes, Area bag, Hirotaka ear cuffs, and Djula earrings and ring.

40+ pictures inside of the Looking For Alaska cast, Joey King and more at Hulu’s Holiday Party 2019

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Kat Dennings, Brenda Song & Esther Povitsky Celebrate '29Rooms: Expand Your Reality' Opening

Esther Povitsky, Kat Dennings and Brenda Song attend the opening night of Refinery29’s “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality” Experience on Friday (November 8) in Los Angeles.

The Dollface co-stars enjoyed the different installations at the exhibit.

Also in attendance at the event were performer Kiana Lede, actors Molly McCook, Bryan Greenberg, and Lilimar, designer Christian Siriano, comedian Wanda Sykes and mixed-ish star Arica Himmel.

The “29Rooms: Expand Your Reality” Experience is a fresh take on the popular Expand Your Reality theme featuring a list of traveling artist installations and new branded rooms, bringing together a diverse group of both local and national, emerging and established collaborators spanning the spectrum of art, entertainment, politics and style.

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Pregnant Shay Mitchell Looks So Fierce While Flaunting Growing Baby Bump at 'Dollface' Event!

Shay Mitchell flaunts her growing baby bump in a form-fitting dress at The Paley Center for Media’s preview of her new series Dollface on Tuesday (September 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 32-year-old actress, who is pregnant with her first child, was joined by her co-stars Brenda Song, Kat Dennings, and Esther Povitsky, as well as executive producers Jordan Weiss, Ira Ungerleider, and Brett Hedblom.

Earlier in the day, the first photos from the upcoming series were unveiled. The show will debut on Hulu on November 15.

Dollface follows Jules (Dennings), a young woman who – after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend – must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind.

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