Why Elaine Lui Loves Crazy Rich Asians the Movie

Why Elaine Lui Loves Crazy Rich Asians the Movie

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Born on a mahjong table in Toronto, or so the legend goes in the Lui family, Elaine “Lainey” Lui inherited her love of gossip from her mother, a dedicated mahjong player—and gossiper. “Everyone who has ever played mahjong or been around a mahjong table knows that that’s what you do,” explains Lui, the eTalk reporter, The Social co-host and helmer of Lainey Gossip, her eponymous blog, which attracts millions of readers a month. “You talk shit about the person down the street, you talk shit about the person you played mahjong with yesterday. You play and you gossip.”

Lui and I sat down to talk all things Asian representation, including Crazy Rich Asians and, of course, K-pop.

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