The role of Rachel Chu will go to actress Constance Wu. She’ll play the female lead—an economics professor whose boyfriend, Nick Young, is actually a wealthy Singaporean heir. Constance’s funny character on Fresh Off the Boat will add a lighthearted element to the film.
Expect to see British-Chinese actress Gemma Chan channel Astrid Teo’s “goddess” persona. Astrid is Nick’s cousin who is equally wealthy, maybe even more. In the book, she’s described as the envy of all women in Singapore. We can’t wait to see her in all the designer pieces she regularly shops in the book.
Our very own Kris Aquino is the latest addition to the cast. There are no specific details yet about her role except that she’ll play an Asian princess. So, better watch out for more news about the film’s first Filipino actress.