If you saw Crazy Rich Asians and sat through the impossibly pretty credits sequence and watched that scene between Astrid and a very handsome stranger — only to hear your whole audience burst into cheers of ecstasy — and found yourself saying, "Hmm, why is this happening?" well then you came to the right post!!!
Let's break it down! There's a chance some of those people in your audience were excited over WHO the actor was: Harry Shum Jr. from Glee and, more recently, Shadowhunters.
But, as a reader of the fantastic Crazy Rich Asians book series by Kevin Kwan, I'm pretty sure the excitement was more about the implications of that scene for the — probable but guys, tell everyone you know to see this movie ten times so we definitely get them — sequels.
You see, Harry Shum Jr.'s character is Charlie Wu — Astrid's first love. They were engaged long before Astrid met Michael, and Astrid called things off because her family didn't think Charlie came from a good enough family for Astrid.
I'm not going to say much else, but the rest of the series explores their relationship a lot more, which is why WE SCREAMED WHEN WE SAW ASTRID LOOK AT CHARLIE!
So, the bottom line is, if you love Queen Astrid and think she deserves absolutely everything good in the world, this scene was a very, very good and exciting glimpse at what's to come for her.
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