Crazy Rich Asians: 9 Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Movie

Author Kevin Kwan Makes A Really Quick Cameo

Movie lovers are probably used to filmmaker cameos. Filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino have provided film lovers with knowing smiles whenever they walk into their own movies, providing a fun little easter egg for anyone who might be clued in. But what about author cameos? While they’re not as common, they’re sometimes found, as was the case with Crazy Rich Asians. 

Author Kevin Kwan, who wrote the source material for this hit movie, can briefly be seen in one early scene, during the flurry of texts exchanged near the start of the movie. If you know who he is and what he looks like, this appearance is a fun little surprise — if you catch it, of course.  But this brief-but-amusing appearance does make for a loving nod to the man who wrote this book and provided the groundwork.

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