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Jon M. Chu Shares The One Thing He Regrets With 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Jon M. Chu Shares The One Thing He Regrets With 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Jon M. Chu is opening up about his one regret with Crazy Rich Asians.

The movie, starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, made a huge impact at the box office, as it made $237 million worldwide. It also became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of the past decade.

Click inside to read what Jon said his regret was…

In a new interview, Jon explained that looking back at the movie, there is a thing he would change.

Jon revealed that he should have made the South Asian characters in the film “more human.”

The South Asian characters in the movie are featured in the background or as domestic workers.

“That’s a lesson that I did not understand until it happened,” he says. “I was like, ‘This is a book that exists and I’m making this book into a movie.’ I can’t add a new character into this book.”

One scene in particular that he remembers was when Rachel (Wu) and Peik Lin (Awkwafina) get lost on their way to a party, only to find themselves surrounded by armed guards sporting large rifles, who ere played by South Asian actors.

“Looking back, I should have had a joke there [for the guards] being like, ‘These idiots’ [about the girls],” Jon said. “There’s stuff to do to make them more human instead of just like these guards.”

He added that it “was a learning experience” hearing that some viewers were upset the movie sidestepped South Asian actors, adding he “will pay more attention to that stuff” in his future film projects and, hopefully, “won’t make that mistake again.”

Jon‘s new movie, In The Heights, premieres this week!

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