Unless you’ve been vacationing on a blissfully unconnected island, chances are that you’ve at least heard of Crazy Rich AsiansIn the film’s first week-and-a-half alone, it has brought in well over $83 million worldwide. And apparently model mama Chrissy Teigen was one of the many movie-goers who added to the box office total over the weekend.

Teigen posted a series of sweet pics on Instagram over the weekend, chronicling her family’s trip to see Crazy Rich Asians. This included a super-sweet video of daughter Luna and hubby John Legend dancing together in silhouette to the closing credits.

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What can I really say about this movie that hasn’t been said by absolutely everyone who has seen it. I’ve been excited to see this since production was announced but I could have never imagined how wonderful it would be. 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 John dance with my little black asian mashup baby bear luna tunes, was a feeling I haven’t had at the end of any other movies. Luna, aside from being blown away by the general movie-going experience (yep she’s 13 now, time flies) looked up at @constancewu’s mother and yelled “yāy!” (“Grandma” in thai) because she saw someone who looked like her yāy. Someone beautiful and aspirational. It was something that simple that made my heart just…warm. 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. And represented by all different types of characters with all different types of personalities, just like any other great movie. Also aside from all that, it’s just colorful, fun and big as fuck. God I love a rom com. God I loved it all. Thank you guys for making this movie.

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Along with the aww-dorable photos and video, Teigen wrote, “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 John dance with my little black asian mashup baby bear luna tunes, was a feeling I haven’t had at the end of any other movies.”

Not only did Teigen note that Luna was “blown away” by the whole going to a movie thing, but she sweetly added that when the tot saw lead actress Constance Wu’s onscreen mother she yelled, “yāy!” (which according to Teigen, means “Grandma” in Thai).

Teigen explained, “because she saw someone who looked like her yāy. Someone beautiful and aspirational. It was something that simple that made my heart just…warm.”

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Chrissy Teigen via Instagram 

 

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