Awkwafina's character serves as a close friend to Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) in the blockbuster rom-com directed by Jon M. Chu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to the critically acclaimed adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name is in the works at Warner Bros. The other two books in the author's trilogy that could provide material for screenwriters are "China Rich Girlfriend" and "Rich People Problems."
Awkwafina told us that she doesn't have any details on the project herself yet, but she's asked about it "a lot."
"We're not even there yet. I think all we got was just the word and when I have no idea," she said, adding, "I can't wait. I can't wait for it."
"I think the franchise will always have that heart," she said. "I think it will always show Asian people and Asian American people as they are. So that will always continue. The cool thing about 'Crazy Rich Asians,' is its kind of mapped out for us, as you know, at least the next three. I hope that we can honor the book and if anything else that we can include, that will be good. "
Awkwafina, who also starred in ensemble heist comedy "Ocean's 8" earlier this. year, was the first Asian-American woman in 18 years to host "Saturday Night Live" when she took over the show last month.
Awkwafina explained that while the gig was a "dream come true," hosting "SNL" isn't as easy as it looks.
"'SNL' is very cool but historically that week is very intense," she said. "That show doesn't happen overnight. It takes a lot of people and a lot of production...I just really wanted to make sure I didn't say the F-bomb and that I didn't embarrass myself."
"I think it went really smoothly and they were very lovely to me," she added. "The cast is amazing!"
When asked if Awkwafina would host again if given the opportunity, she replied, "Hell yeah!"