Golden Globes 2019: Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh reveals true origin of film's emerald ring

‘The ring was such a character in the film, so it had to be instantly recognisable’

Sabrina Barr
Monday 07 January 2019 13:26
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Michelle Yeoh wears Crazy Rich Asians emerald ring on Golden Globes red carpet

Michelle Yeoh has delighted fans of Crazy Rich Asians by wearing the emerald ring from the film on the red carpet of the 2019 Golden Globes.

Yeoh, who plays Henry Golding’s mother in the romantic comedy, wore a green sequinned leather Shiatzy Chen gown for the award ceremony.

She paired the dress with extravagant accessories reminiscent of her on-screen character, including the eye-catching emerald ring that fans of Crazy Rich Asians will undoubtedly be able to recognise.

In the film, lead actor and Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu admires the ring on Yeoh’s finger while the pair make dumplings with one another.

While people may assume that the ring was sourced by the production’s costume department, Yeoh has revealed that it actually came from her personal jewellery collection.

"This is my own ring,” she told E!’s Guiliana Rancic on the red carpet.

“Because it was such a character in the film, so it had to be instantly recognisable.

“The colour green is about life, prosperity, and so when we said with Eleanor [her character], she's so particular, and I know the ring that she would wear."

Many people have been expressing their excitement over Yeoh’s decision to wear the bold item of jewellery for the Golden Globes.

“Still dying over Michelle Yeoh embodying the life of a crazy rich asian so fully that she lent this ring to the movie,” one person wrote.

“Michelle Yeoh could punch me in the face with the Young family ring and I would thank her #GoldenGlobes,” another person tweeted.

Crazy Rich Asians received two Golden Globe nominations, including a best actress nod in a musical or comedy for Wu.

It became the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade following its release, grossing approximately $238m (£186m) worldwide.

This year's Golden Globes has been widely discussed for its notable feminist moments, which included an empowering speech delivered by winner Regina King.

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In her speech, which she gave after winning best supporting actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, King pledged to ensure that all of the projects she produces in the next couple of years are 50 per cent women.

“I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce — I’m making a vow and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 per cent women," she said.

For the full list of all of the Golden Globe winners, click here.

For all the best-dressed stars from the night, from Lady Gaga to Sandra Oh, click here.

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