Awkwafina on Her Family, Her Name & Crazy Rich Asians

  • Published on Aug 10, 2018
  • Awkwafina talks about how she chose her name, what her family thinks of her career, shooting her new movie Crazy Rich Asians and living in Beijing.
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    Awkwafina on Her Family, Her Name & Crazy Rich Asians
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  • laura ginayatova
    laura ginayatova 2 days ago

    Most Asians proven themselves as a hardworking people and they deserve respect and a good life as everyone else who put lots of effort to be in a higher area. I love this lady, Awkwafina - she is so inspirational, charming and cute at the same time..

  • Mockavel Velli
    Mockavel Velli 3 days ago

    There's been SOME Asian females in American media but not many representations of cool Asian men or Asian couples.

  • Brendan Holmes
    Brendan Holmes 4 days ago

    I want to hear her talk all day 😐

  • Sonny Wolf
    Sonny Wolf 8 days ago

    I think her name is cool, I'm gonna change my name to Wadafukian. don't copy guys already patented Muhahahahah

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia 9 days ago

    I love her voice, so raspy sexy 😍

  • NoraNeko
    NoraNeko 15 days ago +1

    Did he say a *preserve* for birds..?
    Are you going to spread it on toast

  • XCisLife1210
    XCisLife1210 16 days ago


  • Matthew DeGenaro
    Matthew DeGenaro 17 days ago

    Have another cigarette!❤💋

  • Matthew DeGenaro
    Matthew DeGenaro 17 days ago +1

    ANGRY BIRDS 2 CAST Brought me to this...Yep!???!

  • Crystal Yeow Ching Ching


  • Cowanii sj Lee
    Cowanii sj Lee Month ago

    I like the way Jimmy listens to the guest so close. I really admire him.

  • Ciaron Smith
    Ciaron Smith Month ago

    Gross what's wrong with its face?

  • Bobby Lancer
    Bobby Lancer Month ago +1

    I. Know the host was joking but awkwafinas grandmother was also her mother, cause awkwafinas mother pass away when she was four and raised by her grandmother

    NERU NERU Month ago

    Jimmy kept cutting into her flow this was difficult to watch.. Akwafina’s so cool though

  • Iriz!
    Iriz! Month ago

    Her voice sounds like Emma Chainberlain

  • Nigga from Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    Damn i love her voice!

  • Gabriel Camacho
    Gabriel Camacho Month ago

    Who is from jablinski games

  • Fama Ameen
    Fama Ameen Month ago +1

    She was amazing in Crazy Rich Asians

  • Fama Ameen
    Fama Ameen Month ago

    She sounds so much like Mylie

  • TonesTheGeek
    TonesTheGeek Month ago

    Omg I hope it's true that she was basically herself in Crazy Rich Asians, I just fell in love with her character and if she's even a fraction that funny in real life I'm sold.😍

  • TheMr3742
    TheMr3742 Month ago

    a lot of asian porn too. this movie made me cry though

  • scenario
    scenario Month ago

    Loli can't even sit thru this

  • John Nada
    John Nada Month ago

    I want to punch her voice

  • Victoria O’
    Victoria O’ Month ago +3

    I cried and Im not even asian, but my husband is from other culture and I felt completely represented.

  • banuna1989
    banuna1989 Month ago

    all asian cast? crouching tiger hidden dragon?

  • crazieecool
    crazieecool Month ago

    I cried at the end of cra. It wasn’t sad or anything. It was just ... beautiful. Moving. “Power of representation”

  • Aleida Diaz
    Aleida Diaz Month ago +1

    Kimmel sucks. You deserve better like Fallon or Noah. Love you

  • PurpleBlueAGA
    PurpleBlueAGA Month ago +1

    Love the girl, she is cooler than Jimmy. Jimmy sounded fake and noisy

  • Faith Iris MacIlvaine

    I love her.

  • IzJayDawg
    IzJayDawg 2 months ago


  • Jessica Kim
    Jessica Kim 2 months ago

    I don’t like the name awkwafina, it psychologically downplays her as “awkward” and has a negative stereotype connotation for Asian Americans. I like her real name way more, Nora. I think she out grew that stage name from her teenage years, and about time she uses a more updated name that represents her true strong self. (Like her real name ;)

  • William Hetherington
    William Hetherington 2 months ago

    A fantasy film for Poor Boring Asian-Americans.
    I live in Asia and all the real Asian people I talked to said this movie was stupid lol

  • Lalhruaitluangi C
    Lalhruaitluangi C 2 months ago

    She was my favourite character.

  • Saransh Bansal
    Saransh Bansal 2 months ago

    asian with black accent. yup i’m sold!

  • samslick90
    samslick90 2 months ago

    She' s a bit ugly

  • Riley Montana
    Riley Montana 2 months ago

    I love this women she was my favorite character

  • andreaaa
    andreaaa 2 months ago

    am i the only one who loves her voice?❤️💯

  • Kevin Yang
    Kevin Yang 2 months ago

    She sounds like Scarlett

  • Drake Pryce
    Drake Pryce 2 months ago

    Why are most of these comments about how asians are finally in msm and hollywood? Asian cinema has been around for decades all over the world.

  • Abang Nthang
    Abang Nthang 2 months ago

    Sexy voice 😍😍😍

  • Patrick Pin
    Patrick Pin 2 months ago

    She’s adorable

  • Gladys Yung
    Gladys Yung 2 months ago +1

    Poor form jimmy

  • puggleski
    puggleski 2 months ago

    Ill poo poo all over ya n call it papaya .. pow pow , yeah yeah

  • Mububban23
    Mububban23 2 months ago

    People who look down on representation in movies like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians don’t see the point of it, because it’s not something they’ve ever lacked in their lives. But for those of us not in the majority, it really does matter ❤️
    Just like how impactful Wonder Woman was for female viewers, or Coco smashing box office records in Latin America. I also love the look into different cultures.

  • Mott Dude
    Mott Dude 2 months ago

    I’m a white guy married to a Filipina and I about died laughing at CRA because it satirized every cliche I’ve watched on Filipina dramas and soaps. I’m sure satirizing Asian dramas and soaps was part of the plot. Fun movie for anyone of any culture.

  • Cosmonaut 1
    Cosmonaut 1 2 months ago

    She plays the same type of dumbass college girl in EVERY MOVIE.

  • Alejandro Garcia
    Alejandro Garcia 2 months ago

    She’s like a young Joan Rivers. Just a total pistol. She should make more movies.

  • Vforfettuccine
    Vforfettuccine 2 months ago

    Bak!! Bak!! sorry i can't cuss, my mom will not be pleased

  • Illus
    Illus 2 months ago


  • IsLawan
    IsLawan 2 months ago

    Next up, dope, broke ass Blasian!

  • Sherry X
    Sherry X 2 months ago

    She is a star

  • Brandy theus
    Brandy theus 2 months ago

    I am African American and I cried for the same reason when I saw it. I love to see everyone represented on screen. And it was a great movie!

  • JC Hiteroza
    JC Hiteroza 2 months ago

    everyone's forgetting Memoirs of a Geisha....weren't they mostly Asians in the cast?

  • heli0s2003
    heli0s2003 3 months ago

    She looks about 45 for an Asian.

  • Dellah Johnny
    Dellah Johnny 3 months ago

    My fav character in CRA and her raspy voice 😍

  • Tony Nguyen
    Tony Nguyen 3 months ago

    It's Asian

  • Tony Nguyen
    Tony Nguyen 3 months ago

    Damn never heard of her...I need to now

  • Lena Ramos
    Lena Ramos 3 months ago

    Awkwafina’s grandma needs to get it together, homegirl got paid to act like she already acts on a daily basis, how is that not goals 😭

  • carmenNElana
    carmenNElana 3 months ago

    Loved crazy rich Asians, she was my favorite character. What else has she been in?

  • Nilly K
    Nilly K 3 months ago

    Everyone who is happy about Asian representation, I hope you will also be happy when South Korean musicians BTS appears on TV. It doesn't get more Asian. I have the feeling that some US American only support Asian that grew up in the USA and speak fluent English. As long as English still rules, they kind of support it but if it is not their language, some US Americans get racist and disrespectful. I bet they wouldn't necessarily be that rude to their Asian neighbors but get really disgusting on the internet.

  • KR 92
    KR 92 3 months ago

    Aquafina is a water brand in asia like Dasani lol

  • Tara Hosseini
    Tara Hosseini 3 months ago +1

    Omg, she’s just like this in the movie 😂

  • dah lay
    dah lay 3 months ago

    Hollywood should cast her more

  • Sarah Kim
    Sarah Kim 3 months ago

    So cute

  • Shifttube
    Shifttube 3 months ago

    i like her but her new cast in oceans 8 suxz but anna anyway jimmy u not funny anymore

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 3 months ago

    How stupid is he?....

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 3 months ago

    I truly hate watching him. Good lord

  • susan jackson
    susan jackson 3 months ago

    She looks so different from the blonde person I think of. I love her

  • Sasha Hershey
    Sasha Hershey 3 months ago

    She sounds like Yasss from Ralph breaks the internet

  • Rebecca Dsouza
    Rebecca Dsouza 3 months ago

    that voice - I can listen to her all day

  • Kade Beasley
    Kade Beasley 3 months ago

    She was my favvvv in the movie

  • Kim Salon
    Kim Salon 3 months ago +1

    nice ninja galaxy squad

  • Pat Thai
    Pat Thai 3 months ago

    "They're snobby and poshy. They're Snoshy"

  • Taryn van Wyk
    Taryn van Wyk 3 months ago


  • Desaline Redux
    Desaline Redux 3 months ago

    Shorty got bars!

  • Calvin Chu
    Calvin Chu 3 months ago

    missed a punchline 0:21 - came naturally - Aquafina, pure natural spring water

  • Eclipse _
    Eclipse _ 3 months ago

    She has a very unique voice!

  • InkWavve
    InkWavve 3 months ago

    I'm an Asian American, and I care about representation as much as the next guy, but I just wish it could be a little less "Hey, look, it's a movie about ASIANS. It's got ASIANS in it, and they talk about ASIANS. Look at us, we're ASIANS. We're special. Everything we do is so funny and likable because they are stereotypically ASIAN. By the way, did we mention this movie is about ASIANS, starring us: ASIANS?"
    I mean, there have been and still are literally billions of Asians. Many of them have lead some pretty interesting lives, so you'd get a great movie just snapshotting one of those stories, provided you have talented crew and cast. The whole "This is ASIAN movie about ASIANS" takes away from whatever story that might have been there.

  • Hodor
    Hodor 3 months ago

    i watched this video just to know how to pronounce her name...I thought I’ve been saying it wrong but turns out I wasn’t

  • Mob_Abominator
    Mob_Abominator 3 months ago

    Her name sounds lika a Pokemon 😬

  • angelie952
    angelie952 3 months ago

    She's very funny at crazy rich Asian ahahahaha

  • Vincent Vermeer
    Vincent Vermeer 3 months ago

    air traffic controllers have higher salaries than most lawyers.

  • 02Nawal
    02Nawal 3 months ago

    I love her soul and her voice

  • Alysa Martinez
    Alysa Martinez 3 months ago

    Love her so muchhhhhhhh 💗

  • Aide Florian
    Aide Florian 3 months ago

    She was the best part of Crazy rich Asians

  • Bella Bozied
    Bella Bozied 3 months ago

    god I love her

  • Artitype
    Artitype 3 months ago

    I’m Asian American...

  • kyle eric
    kyle eric 3 months ago

    I love her voice

  • Kry Kry
    Kry Kry 3 months ago

    Just wanted to say in the UK when people say Asians they are primarily referring to Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladesh etc. They don't really say just Asians for east Asians I think it's because there are hardly any in Europe we are even more of a miniscule minority there. In the UK I would be referred to as East Asian or oriental but anytime someone says just Asian, most of the time it's referring to desi people. Oriental makes more sense anyway since East Asia is from the orient

  • Daisy Gathoni
    Daisy Gathoni 3 months ago

    he is so boring no wonder I prefer to stick to Colbert he is a better interviewer.

  • salt
    salt 4 months ago

    I actually drink aquafina water lol

  • grace
    grace 4 months ago

    Good on you, Kimmel! Fully respectful questions while still maintaining humor. Awkwafina is effortlessly hilarious and just so cool!

  • Melody Lover
    Melody Lover 4 months ago

    I think she have an extremely sexy voice and the way she talks 😍

  • Jason Big
    Jason Big 4 months ago

    I like her and i don't even know why

  • Moor Crypto
    Moor Crypto 4 months ago

    There's little representation b/c Asian ppl are told they're only useful if they learn math & science. And most are discouraged from the arts.

  • Netherlands Boy
    Netherlands Boy 4 months ago

    Kimmel can't interview and Falon can't react to guests like a human!
    Why are those clowns on TV?!

  • bananastastegood yum
    bananastastegood yum 4 months ago +1

    She’s my friend’s cousin. I’m begging my friend for her autograph.

  • Abhishek Sashikumar
    Abhishek Sashikumar 4 months ago +1

    I watched the entire movie for her,😤

  • Lis
    Lis 4 months ago +9

    I’m Singaporean and when I went to watch this in the cinema, I had no idea what it was about. I just went to see it cus my friends invited me. And when I saw that it was based in Singapore, I did a double take cus I have never seen a movie based here. I came out of the theatre so happy just because I saw representation and made me believe that my dream of becoming an actress can actually come true 😊😊😊

  • Bô Mập Channel
    Bô Mập Channel 4 months ago +1

    Like I watch the movie and seriously, I've never felt a movie hit that close to home. Not ever I've seen something that relatable in America.