New York-born comic, rapper and actress Awkwafina, who has her first leading role in a film in The Farewell, opening on Friday in the US. Photo: Brian Ach/Invision/AP

‘Every Asian-American feels an outsider’: Awkwafina on The Farewell, her first leading role as an actress

  • After her supporting role in Crazy Rich Asians, actress plays the lead in The Farewell, Lulu Wang’s tale of a Chinese-American seeing a dying relative in China
  • The film’s portrayal of warring identities resonated with the 31-year-old, who was born to a Korean mother and Chinese-American father in New York
Topic |   American films

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New York-born comic, rapper and actress Awkwafina, who has her first leading role in a film in The Farewell, opening on Friday in the US. Photo: Brian Ach/Invision/AP
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Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy

The Chinese film star China barely knows: Tsai Chin – Bond girl, Suzie Wong actress, daughter of Shanghai

  • Grey’s Anatomy star was the first Chinese Bond girl, the first Chinese student at London’s Rada drama school and the first Chinese actress in a West End show
  • Now 85, she may finally get recognition in China with the launch of documentary Daughter of Shanghai. Its director tells us why Tsai is her idol
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy
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