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Ken Jeong on "Crazy Rich Asians" success: "It's not a movie, it's a movement"



"Crazy Rich Asians" has turned out to be crazy for moviegoers.

The romantic comedy was # 1 at the box office this weekend and a sequel is already under construction, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  PHOTO: Ken Jeong in a scene from Crazy Rich Asians Sanja Bucko / Warner Bros.
Ken Jeong in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians"

The movie has already earned over $ 44 So far So far, according to Box Mojo, about one million moviegoers in the country.

Actor Ken Jeong told ABC News he was so happy that the movie is becoming a phenomenon. Jeong plays Wye Mun Goh, the eccentric father of Awkwafina's character, Goh Peik Lin, in the movie that follows the girl Rachel Chu as she tries to fit into her fiancee's crazy rich family.

"We are so grateful to the fans for coming in droves this weekend and this is the final," Jeong said. "We just want things to go on, Word of mouth is good right now, basically it's just a great movie and I'm honored to be a part of it."

The film is the first studio film of modern times, in which since 1

993 "The Joy Luck Club" plays a completely Asian cast.

Jeong, who is a fan of the Kevin Kwan novel on which the film is based, said the project was something he knew he needed to be involved with from the start.

  PHOTO: Constance Wu in a scene by Crazy Rich Asians Warner Bros.
Constance Wu in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians"

"Even though I was not there, I had [supported it] "Jeong said. "You know, I firmly believe it's not a movie, it's a movement, so it's an honor."

"Crazy Rich Asians" with Constance Wu and Henry Golding is now in theaters.

A sequel based on Kwan's second book, China Rich Girlfriend, is in development, according to Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.


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