SINGAPORE - Keep those eyes peeled the next time you step out into town, because the international cast of upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians have started shooting scenes here in the Lion City.
It is believed that they will be shooting on location in places such as City Hall and the Tanjong Pagar area.
Going by some of the cast members' social media posts on Instagram, it looks like they have had the chance to sightsee a bit on their own, too, whether it is visiting the usual tourist spots such as Gardens By The Bay, or more surprising locations such as rabbit store the Rabbit Headquarters.
Crazy Rich Asians is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, and is centered on the lives of the ultra-rich in Singapore and the region. The Hollywood production directed by American film-maker Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2, 2016), stars Singapore-based TV presenter Henry Golding as the lead Nick Young, and Constance Wu of US sitcom Fresh Off The Boat (2015-present) fame as his girlfriend, Rachel Chu.
The Fresh Off The Boat star has fallen in love with Singapore's... rabbits. In three separate posts on her Instagram account (@wonstancecoo), she wrote about spending time with the fluffy creatures at rabbit store RHQ, or the Rabbit Headquarters, located in Pasir Ris. She added: "I miss my bunny."https://www.instagram.com/p/BU6IQpMgfEE/?hl=en
She also caught the Wonder Woman movie.
JON M. CHU
In between his busy filming schedule and huge production meetings with at least 60 people in the same room, the director of the highly anticipated film found time to make a pit stop at Singapore's first Apple Store in Orchard.
As he wrote on Instagram(@jonmchu): "The Apple Store Singapore is stunning. (And well air conditioned.)"
Being British, which Singapore tourist destination would be a natural first stop for this actress, who portrays the elegant Astrid Leong in the movie? Why, the lovely gardens of Gardens By The Bay, of course.
A few days ago, she was also spotted hanging out with Prince Harry at the Singapore Polo Club. How royal.