Images: Rozette Rago for The New York Times and Warner Bros.
Everyone, especially Malaysians, are anticipating the biggest Asian-invasion (literally) Hollywood movie of the year – Crazy Rich Asians
The movie is not only leaving a cultural mark for us Asians in the predominantly-white industry in Hollywood, it also features two Malaysians as the lead role, a feat that we Malaysians should be very proud of.
plays the lead character, Nick Young, while Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh
plays his mom, Eleanor Sung-Young. Several scenes in the movie were also shot in our beautiful country.
Now it seems that not only do we have Malaysian power in the cast, we also have a local talent contributing her sultry voice for the movie’s soundtrack.
22-year-old Malaysian Cheryl K
, legit name Cheryl Koh, is the singer of the song "Money (That’s What I Want)
", which is featured at the beginning and the ending of the movie.
Cheryl is from Shah Alam and is currently based in Los Angeles. She recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science in business administration, minoring in music.
Koh told the New Straits Times
in an interview: “It has always been on my bucket list to hear my voice in a film and see my name scroll up during the end credits – never would I imagine it would come so soon.”
She also added that she’s never been prouder to be Asian and be able to sing in two languages. "Money
" features both English and Mandarin lyrics, and it is highly infectious!
Well, we’re proud of all the Malaysian pride shown in this film, so don’t forget to catch Crazy Rich Asians
in a cinema near you starting this 22 August 2018