Awkwafina on the ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Version of ‘The Farewell’ Studios Wanted

IndieWire | 1/26/2019 | Staff
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“The Farewell” doesn’t have much in common with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” but it’s not for lack of trying on the studios’ part. During their time in the IndieWire Studio, presented by Dropbox, director Lulu Wang and star Awkwafina spoke about their Sundance dramedy — and the way it could have turned out had Wang not stayed true to her vision.

“That just blew my mind, that other version,” Awkwafina said of the alternate-reality version of “The Farewell.” “And you want to make the film, so you’re like, ‘Could I? Could I?'” said Wang. “Eventually I just decided that that’s not the film I want to make; I’d rather not make the film than make I film that I don’t want to make.”

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Awkwafina also spoke about the film industry’s incremental steps toward becoming more inclusive and diverse. “I do believe that things are going through a progressive shift right now. I don’t think...
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