In promoting her new movie with TGV cinemas, Awkwafina said that she used to watch movies there all the time when she lived in KL.
In a promo video of Disney’s The Little Mermaid for the cinema chain TGV Cinemas, the cast of the movie – Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay – urged Malaysian fans to go watch the new anticipated movie in theatres.
American actress, comedian and rapper, Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, played the amusing & clumsy Scuttle, a Northern Gannet bird who could actually dive underwater. Meanwhile, Jacob played Flounder, the loyal Angelfish sidekick.
Awkwafina also starred in famous movies such as Crazy Rich Asian, Ocean’s 8, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as other animation movies such as The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Raya and the Last Dragon.
In promoting TGV, Awkwafina reveals that she used to live in KL. She said that she used to watch movies at TGV.
“I used to go watch movies there, it’s a good place,” she said.
Surprised, the interviewer asked, “Oh, really?”
She then replied, “Yeah, when I lived in KL”.
Here’s the full video of the promo video.
This was probably when she used to film for Crazy Rich Asians in 2017, where many scenes were filmed in KL and Singapore. But did she really live here for a long time? We’re not sure about that though.
She’s obsessed with Roti Canai – Who isn’t?
She hasn’t revealed much about her stay in Kuala Lumpur in previous interviews except when she told Harper’s Bazaar about her favourite food city.
In their food diary video series, Awkwafina describes what her typical breakfast, lunch and dinner usually look like. She was also asked a question of what’s her favourite food city.
Besides NYC as her first choice, she also said that she enjoyed food from Kuala Lumpur.
“Aside from that, I really enjoyed the food when I went to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, they had this dish called Hainan(ese) chicken (rice) and roti canai. I’m obsessed with it,’’ said the 34-year-old comedian. She also added that KL was indeed a cool food city to her.
KL was definitely a cool food city for me.Awkwafina, American Actress
Well, glad you got a chance to embrace our local food here, Awkwafina, do come again some other time and maybe try out our famous laksa. They’re worth obsessing for too.