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Awkwafina Gets Honest About Newfound Fame: 'Fame Is Not a Cure for Depression'

Awkwafina is getting real about rocketing to fame.

The 32-year-old Crazy Rich Asians actress opened up in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Here’s what she had to say…

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On her burgeoning career: “Yes, I always feel impostor syndrome because there are so many talented people out there. But I’m not going to today because I worked really f–king hard.”

On using “Awkwafina” as a way to manage aspects of her mental health:Awkwafina is still someone that comes without all of the layers of anxiety. She is more confident than Nora. Nora does hide behind her still. I don’t see how Nora exists in Awkwafina’s world yet. I don’t see how I could have done this without Awkwafina, which is weird.”

On being hesitant about her huge success in the Summer of 2018: “Maybe it does go back to depression. It comes in different forms your whole life. I was scared about what this meant: ‘Was this the pinnacle of all those years of waiting? And why do I feel like I don’t want it? I don’t want this to be the summer that that’s it.’ Fame is not a cure for depression. It’s just not. It’s not necessarily the cause of it, but it’s also not the cure of it.”

She was also recently confirmed as part of the cast of a massively anticipated movie.

For more from Awkwafina, head to HarpersBazaar.com.

Allison Janney & Mila Kunis' New Movie 'Breaking News in Yuba County' Debuts Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the upcoming movie Breaking News in Yuba County has been released!

The star-studded film is going to be released in select theaters and on digital on February 12.

Here is the synopsis: “After her husband goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an underappreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a search to find him. She quickly finds herself in over her head, dodging cops, criminals and local reporters all aiming to uncover the truth. After being overlooked for so long, Sue goes to exaggerated lengths to prolong her ’15 minutes of fame’ and keep the truth from coming out.”

Also starring in the movie, directed by Tate Taylor, are Mila Kunis, Awkwafina, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Matthew Modine, Ellen Barkin, Juliette Lewis, Samira Wiley, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Bridget Everett, Dominic Burgess, Keong Sim, and Chris Lowell.

Watch the trailer below!

Disney Confirms Cast for 'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Movie!

Disney made so many announcements this week and among them was the confirmation of the cast of the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

It has been months since we first learned about who would be bringing these roles to life, but this is the first time Disney has confirmed some of the names.

The cast includes an Oscar winner, a five-time Grammy nominee, a Tony Award winner, and more.

The upcoming movie will be directed by Rob Marshall, who previously directed movie musicals like Chicago, Nine, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns.

Click inside to check out the full cast list… More Here! »

Disney's 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Will Be Released on Disney+ The Same Day as it Hits Theaters

Disney has announced that the highly anticipated animated film Raya and the Last Dragon will be released on the streaming service Disney+ on the same day it hits theaters.

The upcoming movie will become a Disney+ Premiere Access title, which means subscribers will have to pay an additional fee to watch the movie while it’s still in theaters. The streamer did this with Mulan earlier this year.

Raya and the Last Dragon will be released in theaters on March 12, 2021 and it will be available for streaming that day as well.

Disney+ charged an extra $29.99 for unlimited views of Mulan, though it’s unclear what the pricing structure will be for Raya. If you didn’t want to pay the extra money to watch the live-action version of Mulan, we have some good news for you.

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Awkwafina & Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Comedy Together!

Sandra Oh and Awkwafina are teaming up for a Netflix comedy, and the premise of the movie sounds so funny!

Deadline reports that the movie is about a “lonely recluse whose life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill her lifelong dream: to be a contestant on her favorite game show.”

Sandra and Awkwafina are both Golden Globe award winning actresses and fans are excited to see them on screen together!

No further details about the project – including the film’s title – have been released at this time.

This is not the only project Sandra has lined up at Netflix! Find out what else she has planned in the near future on the streaming service.

Disney Debuts 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Teaser Trailer - Watch Now! (Video)

Raya and the Last Dragon is coming!

The highly anticipated movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios, featuring Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya, is set to open in U.S. theaters on March 12, 2021.

Here’s a plot summary: “Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.”

The film is helmed by directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directors Paul Briggs and John Ripa, producers Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and features Awkwafina as the last dragon Sisu.

One Disney film is no longer heading to theaters amid the pandemic.

Watch the trailer…

Marvel's 'Shang Chi' Set to Resume Filming Soon

Marvel‘s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is heading back to production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film is hoping to restart production in late July in Sydney, Australia, Deadline reports. The film first began shooting in February, but was shut down due to Coronavirus. The studio is taking “careful steps” to ensure safety.

Everyone arriving in Australia will be immediately quarantined before being able to start work.

Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung all star in the film.

The film has a release date of May 7, 2021 at the moment and it’s expected to kick off next year’s summer box office.

If you missed it, one Marvel star recently called out the studio for lack of diversity.