Awkwafina stays grounded by talking to grandma

Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina stays grounded by making sure she speaks to her grandmother every day.
The 31-year-old actress’ life has been turned upside down since the release of the hit film last summer (18), and now she often feels “like a princess” every time she steps on a red carpet.
“I thought that I had a good fan base, and then Crazy Rich Asians came out, and I was like, ‘Oh, okay!’” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “After Crazy Rich Asians, people would come up to me crying – it was almost a bittersweet joy for them seeing a movie like that and realising how important representation is.
“Asian-American actors have told me that before Crazy Rich Asians they couldn’t get one audition. Now they’re getting tons… I grew up never really feeling pretty or like a girly girl. I was uncomfortable in my skin when it came to that stuff. I had been dressed up for events and had gotten glam before, but at the Crazy Rich Asians premiere I looked in the mirror and it felt different… I felt like a princess.”
But she doesn’t let all the fame and glamour go to her head, adding, “You have to cultivate stability in other areas of your life. I was in a long-term relationship, and now I’m in another one, so that’s been a very stable thing for me. And I talk to my grandma every day.”