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Why Constance Wu's Leading Role in Crazy Rich Asians Is So Frickin' Important

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Romantic comedies are universal in appeal, but they've historically been limiting in terms of casting. Over the years, white actresses like Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts have dominated female protagonist roles in the genre. The road to progress has been slow, but after an unnecessarily long delay, there's finally an Asian-American leading lady in a major rom-com. In Crazy Rich Asians, Taiwanese-American actress (and queen of lobs) Constance Wu stars as Rachel Chu, a middle-class economics professor who falls for a member of Singapore's elite.

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News Posted By: buzzsugar - Thursday, 9 August