“I did become emotionally invested in the character and in the story. It’s so beautiful and moving,” the actress said
Awkwafina (Nora Lum) is blowin’ up. The rapper turned comedic actress starred in the critically acclaimed cultural moment that was “Crazy Rich Asians” and, alongside Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, in “Ocean’s 8.” She even hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
During the monologue of that October 2018 SNL broadcast Awkwafina gave a shout out to her grandmother, which, taking into account her star dramatic turn in Lulu Wang’s buzzy Sundance flick “The Farewell,” was all too fitting.
In “The Farewell,” written and directed by Wang, Awkwafina stars as Billi, a Chinese-born writer who moved to America when she was 6 years old. The film centers around Billi’s family’s decision not to tell their beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, that she has been diag...