Don’t hold your breath for Crazy Rich Asians 2 as Henry Golding has explained the delay for the anticipated sequel.
The first installment of the rom-com, released in 2018, starred Henry as Nick Chu who travels to Singapore with his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) for a best friend’s wedding.
Rachel discovers that Nick comes from a very wealthy family and is considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia – leaving Rachel to fend off jealous women trying to get to her man.
Crazy Rich Asians was an absolute box office hit and grossed almost $240 million (£187 million) worldwide.
Fans of the rom-com have been waiting for news on the sequel but Henry has splashed cold water on their hopes of seeing it any time soon.
‘They’ve got the two books that Kevin Kwan wrote still to come and they’re trying to find an angle to convert those from page to script to film,’ Henry explained to Digital Spy.
‘It’s a very complicated process because, visually, sometimes a novel doesn’t make as much sense as it would on the screen in a direct adaptation. So you have to really change it up to make it interesting.
‘The other issue is that we’ve got the first one to compete with, everybody has a very high expectation. It’s not going to be as easy as the first one. It’s still a work in progress, for sure,’ he continued.
We’re confident you can all pull it out the bag, Henry.
Until then, the British actor might be setting his sights elsewhere after admitting he would love to star in a movie directed by Bong Joon Ho’s translator Sharon Choi.
In February, journalist Steve Pond tweeted: ‘Bong Joon Ho’s translator, Sharon Choi, is a director. When awards season ends (i.e., tomorrow), she says she wants to start making a movie… about awards season.’
To which Henry quoted: ‘I’m free this summer’, alongside the man raising a hand emoji.
Henry’s also looking forward to the next set of James Bond movies after No Time To Die – even if he’s not playing 007 himself.
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