Listen: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding discussed on Filmspotting
"So well in her coldness and kind of seeming dispassionate is the mother that you never really until the moment calls for it, feel her to be cruel or less than a caring mother. She is just so physically comfortable and composed as an actress that she doesn't really need to convey what she's feeling with words at all. And there is enough nuance and mystery to her performance. And I think the writing is well, that until the moment calls for it, you know. Ever truly know where she stands in her precise feelings towards Rachel. And that's something that I think the movie could of mind that kind of rivalry for a lot of cliche jokes, but it has a larger agenda and I'll just say, I know we'll get into it more here that you do have a really charming lead in Henry Golding. And I think Constance Wu is a bona fide movie star, cast her in everything after this. That's his performance hundred percent. Okay. Well, that's something we will have to get back to you, but David, what did you think of your performance? I, I'd like to start. I think Michelle Yeoh is like MVP of this film. For me. I was introduced to her in films such as supercop and the double o seven film tomorrow never dies. And this, it's so interesting to see a woman who can kick ass. I'm allowed to say that on on public radio. Clearly physically dominate anyone else in the room in any room that she's in in this film and yet be completely restrained. And not only that, but regal and I thought she really captured this kind of restrained energy and power in this movie because she is luminous. But she's also fearsome and I thought she captured the role of Eleanor young beautifully. So definitely my favorite character and performance in the movie. But I also like the entire cast and one of the things that's refreshing about a movie like crazy, rich Asians is there is more than one Asian American or Asian character. And so like that, you know, one character needs to do a ton of work as representing the Asian race. You know what I mean? In many films, we see in America, you'll have a diverse cast, but maybe only one Asian character. And typically as a critical viewer, I'm like, fixating on that character and and. How that character is representing Chinese people or or Asian Americans. And in this movie, I just didn't need to think about that because you have this diverse cast and you have all different kinds of characters. Some who are wacky somewhere serious. And so for me as an Asian American Watson's movie is just a delight to see how a how wonderful this cast was. So as far I almost think yo is too good in this film in a sense that you said, Dave, you like all the other characters, and I would agree. I think Constance and Henry Golding totally likeable. I mean, the they've got great smiles. They hit their beats, no problems with them. But when they are on the screen with yo, the chasm is undeniable. I disagree. It's, it's simply think of the scene where she stares down Rachel on the staircase. And again, Constance was good in that scene. She makes it work. It does what it needs to do, but yogish has to tilt her head and she. She doesn't even need any dialogue there. There's another scene I can't remember exactly, but all she does is let out her breath at a certain moment and it's giving us so much character so much emotion. We know everything that's going on in her head through those little things that a great actress like that is capable of. And I guess I would have almost the the opposite reaction is as as enjoyable as the leads were and as much as they serve the story. I don't know that I came out of crazy, rich, Asian saying that I need to see the next constant woo or Golding Phil. Yeah. No, that that's the prizes me at least with woo. I think which are describing that chasm is the chasm between the characters and it because they are written so well and performed so well by both of them that that divide in the weight of their experience is definitely noticeable on screen. It's there in the way it's shot to as I recall your definitely featured in a way where it's got that kind of low angle looking up at her and she's standing over her on the staircase.."