Answering the riddle “who could convincingly make an actress like Constance Wu uncomfortable with her mere presence?” Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of Crazy Rich Asians. Directed by Jon M. Chu and based on Kevin Kwan’s novel, the film stars Wu as Rachel Chu, an American-born economics professor who goes to her boyfriend Nick’s friend’s wedding in Singapore and meets his crazy rich family. Yeoh, best known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will play Nick’s mother Eleanor Young, who is very powerful and doesn’t take kindly to Rachel. Yeoh recently appeared in Netflix’s Crouching Tiger sequel and season two of Marco Polo, and has booked a role as a starship captain in Star Trek: Discovery. Let the Yeohaissance begin.
Okay, but who’s playing Nick? Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images