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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