A Filipino is in the main cast of a groundbreaking movie shattering Hollywood stereotypes, and celebrating romantic comedies. Yong Chavez talks to actor Nico Santos about his role in “Crazy Rich Asians,” and why it holds great significance for him as a gay Filipino immigrant.
“I always thought that when I got into this industry that I was going to have to hide all that. That I was going to have to play down my Asian-ness and play down my queerness,” Santos said. “But to be a part of not only Superstore, but also of this movie where not only am I included — but I’m celebrated? It’s monumental.”