Chrissy Teigen's Heartfelt Message After Seeing 'Crazy Rich Asians' With Her Child

"You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented."

Even though the movie Crazy Rich Asians has only been out for a couple of weeks, it has already impacted many. The movie was No. 1 at the box office for two weeks in a row. People are taking to social media to show their support and highlight the importance of representation. Even star Constance Wu has spoken out on several occasions about what the movie means to Asian Americans.

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Chrissy Teigen recently took her 2-year-old daughter, Luna, to see the movie and shared what the experience was like on Instagram.

"What can I really say about this movie that hasn't been said by absolutely everyone who has seen it," she wrote in a post from August 26. "I've been excited to see this since production was announced, but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be."

She continued, "I planned on seeing it, making a few jokes about how it checked all the boxes for me (CRAZY ☑️ RICH ☑️ ASIAN ☑️)"

"But, the feeling I got during the credits, watching [husband John Legend] dance with my little Black Asian mashup baby bear Luna tunes, was a feeling I haven’t had at the end of any other movie."

She says Luna was "blown away by the general movie-going experience."  When she saw Rachel Chu's mom Kerry (Singaporean actress Tan Kheng Hua) Luna yelled "yāy!" which is "grandma" in Thai because she thought Hua looked like her grandma.

"It was something that simple that made my heart just ... warm," Teigen wrote. "That made me happy. It made me happy to see this over-the-top story done from so many angles, some I could totally understand because of my own confusing Asian American upbringing. I loved it all, from the quieter moments of talking around the table of sacrifice and past hardships to the spectacle of the bachelor party. Finding that I could cry watching the most over-the-top aisle walk on the planet."

"You never know how much you miss being represented on screen until you actually see what it’s like to be represented," she stated. "And represented by all different types of characters with all different types of personalities, just like any other great movie."

She concluded by saying how the rom-com was fun and colorful and she thanked everyone for making the movie.

In the comments other parents revealed how the movie has impacted them and their children.

"As a Black mom to mixies and an aunt to kids with moms from Korea, Chile, Italy, Russia, and Honduras, I adore representation," one mom stated. "This movie is so important. I'm so happy that it is a hit!"

"Perfectly stated! Seeing a romantic handsome Asian American leading man will be a huge yah for my mash-up baby boy," one stated. "The importance is profound for our little ones."

"I can't wait to bring my daughter to see it..." echoed one Instagrammer.

(H/T: Cosmopolitan)

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