Jeong said he hopes the popularity of “Crazy Rich Asians” will encourage more inclusive casting and storytelling out of Hollywood.
“The bigger picture is to have more Asian-American filmmakers’ voices being heard on a major commercial studio platform. It’s bigger than me. It’s bigger than us,” Jeong said. “The proof is in the pudding. It’s commercially viable, it’s profitable. When you’re hearing people of color, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, you’re hearing all of us.”
Jeong added, “This is a melting pot of entertainment and that’s what we’re here to do. I’ve never been more proud to be an Asian American in entertainment.”