Jon M. Chu

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Jon M Chu said : "As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions felt like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years," "With more space, we can tell the story of 'Wicked' as it was meant to be told, bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters" External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "Cynthia, Ariana and I and all of the cast and crew pledge to create nothing less than an experience that honors its foundation for all the fans who've waited for this movie, and to offer a thrilling, fantastical world full of dynamic characters that invites those who are unfamiliar," External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “As we prepared the production over the last year, it became impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : “With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of the beloved characters,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it," "So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked movie but two" External link

cnet Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material," "With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters" External link

upi Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “I agree with Adele that parity for women and people of color is crucial to the continued enlightenment of our industry and we still have a long way to go,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

standard Friday, November 5, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

nottinghampost Friday, November 5, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : "These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! " External link

irishmirror Friday, November 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

brentwoodgazette Friday, November 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

cambridge-news Friday, November 5, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

thecourier Friday, November 5, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It wasn’t my story but it was absolutely my story,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “Even though I wasn’t Latino and I grew up on the other side of the country,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It changed the whole movie for me because he talked about his struggle, he talked about self-worth and thinking he wasn’t worthy of being an actor, and the people who left the breadcrumbs for him to follow to get there,” “It moved me. We wept at a coffee shop in West Hollywood” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “Shooting in New York is a filmmaker’s dream; shooting a musical in New York is a filmmaker’s dream until you realise how hard it is to shut down a street and that New Yorkers don’t care,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Listen, we’re not going to get everything right in a movie. We tried our best on all fronts of it” External link

eurweb Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Listen, we’re not gonna get everything right in a movie, we tried our best on all fronts of it,” “I do think there’s something to be said about sharing in experiences and me never wanting to say I know what I’m doing but to just give room to everybody to speak up about what we’re doing at that moment” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu replied : "I would say that’s a fair conversation to have. Listen, we’re not going to get everything right in a movie. We tried our best on all fronts of it" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu responded ( about In The ) : "I think that was something we talked about and I needed to be educated about, of course. In the end, when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu responded : “I think that was something we talked about and I needed to be educated about, of course. In the end, when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles” “I hear you on trying to fill those cast members with darker skin. I think that’s a really good conversation to have and something we should all be talking about,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said ( about In The ) : “In the end, you know when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles and that specifically and we saw a lot of people … but I hear you on, you know trying to fill those cast members with darker skin,” “I think that’s a really good conversation to have and something we should be talking about” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, June 14, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

680news Monday, June 14, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "Hopefully we get to release that at some point since it's even better than what you saw," "That guy will win an Oscar one day if he does more movies. For sure" External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "People were banging on the windows, there was security, it was no joke," External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "Honestly, I don't even quite understand just what he's saying (with that disheveled costuming). He just felt it was very important to not have his buckle on. I'm not going to get in the way of it," External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

wsvn Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

gazette Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

news4jax Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Even 'Crazy Rich Asians' you couldn't really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn't go to the movies started to come," External link

actionnewsjax Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

clickondetroit Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu : “We always dreamed about coming back to Washington Heights to show this movie, to play that music as loud as we could so everyone in those windows could hear” External link

wsvn Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

ara-reuters Friday, June 11, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

reuters-af Friday, June 11, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "This [story] was manifested from Lin, when he first decided that he didn't have roles for himself. So he wrote it for himself. He wrote it for his community," External link

CBSnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I was proud that all these Latinx dancers and performers were getting opportunities to show off who they were," External link

CBSnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Looking back, I should have had a joke there [for the guards] being like, 'These idiots,'" "There's stuff to do to make them more human instead of just, like, these guards" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I didn't understand some of the other contexts to that," "So hearing it from people, for me, it was a learning experience" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “They’ll yell at you if you’re parking in their space, but they’ll also invite you in for a beer. And they’re also, when you’re performing, they’re hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on,” External link

wsau Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “That’s a lesson that I did not understand until it happened,” “I was like, ‘This is a book that exists and I’m making this book into a movie.’ I can’t add a new character into this book” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "One movie that represents [all] Asians – that's just ridiculous," External link

thenational Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu tells : “I don’t just decide to work with Lin (laughs) . He decides I can work with him,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu explains : “We shot that in one day, the whole sequence, everything in that courtyard,” “And while we’re shooting, all the residents in the actual courtyard because it’s a real place, all day long we’re blasting this music and they never yelled down like Shut up! They had their own flags tossing them out of that window and Lin is up there and when I call cut, the dancing doesn’t stop. The celebration continues. That’s why I think the big screen is fun because you can look at anybody’s face and they’re giving you everything about who they are. [Actor] Anthony Ramos is ringleader in that because he is pouring himself onto the floor for that and I cry every time I watch that, because I remember when everyone was chanting Latino! Latino! that day and then looking up at Lin and Lin is up on the fire escape and they just start chanting Lin! because he manifested a lane for all these people here and that’s pretty inspiring” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It’s got to be right,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "This [story] was manifested from Lin, when he first decided that he didn't have roles for himself. So he wrote it for himself. He wrote it for his community," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu dice : “Simplemente nos mostraron: para esto estamos aquí” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It just showed us: This is what we’re here for,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It just showed us: This is what we’re here for,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu told : “It spoke about my family, even though I'm not from Washington Heights, I'm not Latino,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I tap danced for 12 years,” “I took drums, saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, so I think it's in my blood” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “That’s the responsibility we have in our stories,” “Sharing is probably the most powerful thing we could do — not dictating, just sharing” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "It was an open forum for actors, for crew, for Lin and Quiara, and for the community, people just passing by, to say what they felt about it. And we would adjust," "Priority No. 1 was making it as authentic, whatever that word means, as possible" External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We've learned from them about how to make change, and we need to be by their side if we're asking others to be by ours. We're all growing together,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I'm not going to go do it unless it's better,” “And I'm not going to go do it unless we have something to offer. We want to do it so badly. I love that cast. I can't wait for us to get in a room together” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

egyptindependent Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wesh Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wlwt Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

kcci Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

tribtown Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said ( about In The ) : “We are thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca for a city-wide takeover of In the Heights,” “New York, and specifically Washington Heights, is the lead character in our film—its vibrancy and energy are unmatched. How incredible that after a year of isolation, New Yorkers from across all boroughs will have an opportunity to see it first, together, and join us in the celebration of life coming back” External link

forbes Friday, April 16, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We are thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca for a city-wide takeover of In the Heights ," External link

upi Friday, April 16, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I think we have a lot to say and, therefore, a lot to do," External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I would say one of the biggest barriers for me growing up was the fact that people didn't think Hollywood was a place for an Asian-American director," "There were Asian directors from other places, but an Asian-American director, the voice of that, the who we are and what we have to say, I think, wasn't quite there yet" External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Representation is showing the world who you are at, at its most intimate levels," "Showing your languages, not just actual word languages but the love language of food, the love language of insults, of class in terms of what self-worth is, not just the worth of your car" External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu hopes : ''If I made something about me being Asian then, I would always be the Asian guy in the group. And I just didn't - I wanted to be a filmmaker. I wanted to be seen as a filmmaker. So, that is baggage. This is like a therapy session. I'm really unpacking things right now.'' External link

contactmusic Monday, April 6, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Our parents came to this country with their bags and this film is our metaphorical bag that we are passing on to our children,” External link

forbes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Our parents came to this country with their bags and this film is our metaphorical bag that we are passing on to our children,” External link

forbes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “would these words ever come out of my mouth? Nope makes no sense. I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "For those of you who are asking, you bet your ass I stand with Adele! I believed in her before we ever shot the movie and believe in her beyond," External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : "Unfortunately by the time we came up with several different ways to satisfy everyone’s needs, a lot of time had passed and she declined the offer," "These things happen in negotiations, and I’m proud that she was able to stand up for her own measure of worth and walk away when she felt like she was being undervalued" External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalled : “It became a Cinderella dress for people. I remember seeing moms make it for their little girls, I remember seeing women wear it with a sense of pride,” “It became literally a fairy-tale dress for people. We talked about how this would make her feel and how powerful it would be for her — and that it’s also her choice to wear” External link

foxnews Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu explained : “My whole thing was that if I’m going to do a dance movie sequel, I want more dancing,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I felt a little bit lost, creatively. The engine was sort of going down," External link

CBC Friday, April 19, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The last thing I wanted to talk about was my own cultural identity, my ethnicity," External link

CBC Friday, April 19, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

koaa Friday, April 5, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The weekend became a can't miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience...we made movie stars," "In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool" External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 5, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

dailyjournal Friday, April 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

tribtown Friday, April 5, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The weekend became a can't miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience...we made movie stars," "In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool" External link

islandpacket Friday, April 5, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu written : “My whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu written : “My whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "One by one, it was a masterclass for me to witness how it became a must-see movie," External link

bbc Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

eagletribune Monday, January 7, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

nzherald Monday, January 7, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

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Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

nzherald Monday, January 7, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

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Jon M Chu wrote : “The color … always had a negative connotation in my life until I heard your song,” External link

nbcnews Friday, December 21, 2018 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I would love to [direct the sequel]," External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu promised : "We’ve got a lot more story to tell," "We’ve got to show off more of the cast. We’ve got to find new people as well. It would be a whole combo of things" External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Absolutely not. I never expected [it] when we first started the movie, I never expected [it] when people were, like, whispering about it," "When you’re in this town for so long you don’t listen to other people and you get very skeptical about a lot of things and you guard your heart a lot, so when it actually happened, I was shocked. I was with my baby already. She was up at 4 a.m. and I watched the live stream. The moment is so surreal when I look back because I don’t know how to react in it, so it’s pretty cool" External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu told : “Odyssey is a good word for it,” External link

sinacom-en Friday, December 7, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : “I appreciate so much the journey I have been on the past 10 or 12 years and to have learned all the lessons I learned along the way,” “It makes me appreciate this part of the journey so much more. It also gives me the perspective that this doesn’t last forever either. So we’re going to have to keep fighting, keep pushing — and when things go well, we need to enjoy the ride” External link

sinacom-en Friday, December 7, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT



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Jon M Chu said : "As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions felt like fatal compromises to the source material that has entertained us all for so many years," "With more space, we can tell the story of 'Wicked' as it was meant to be told, bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters" External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "Cynthia, Ariana and I and all of the cast and crew pledge to create nothing less than an experience that honors its foundation for all the fans who've waited for this movie, and to offer a thrilling, fantastical world full of dynamic characters that invites those who are unfamiliar," External link

philstar Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “As we prepared the production over the last year, it became impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : “With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of the beloved characters,” External link

rappler Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "As we prepared this production over the last year, it became increasingly clear that it would be impossible to wrestle the story of Wicked into a single film without doing some real damage to it," "So we decided to give ourselves a bigger canvas and make not just one Wicked movie but two" External link

cnet Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "As we tried to cut songs or trim characters, those decisions began to feel like fatal compromises to the source material," "With more space, we can tell the story of Wicked as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys of these beloved characters" External link

upi Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “I agree with Adele that parity for women and people of color is crucial to the continued enlightenment of our industry and we still have a long way to go,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

standard Friday, November 5, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

nottinghampost Friday, November 5, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : "These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! " External link

irishmirror Friday, November 5, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

brentwoodgazette Friday, November 5, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

cambridge-news Friday, November 5, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote ( about Of The ) : “These two witches!! The emotional moment I got to tell @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios wait until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!” External link

thecourier Friday, November 5, 2021 5:37:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It wasn’t my story but it was absolutely my story,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “Even though I wasn’t Latino and I grew up on the other side of the country,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It changed the whole movie for me because he talked about his struggle, he talked about self-worth and thinking he wasn’t worthy of being an actor, and the people who left the breadcrumbs for him to follow to get there,” “It moved me. We wept at a coffee shop in West Hollywood” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “Shooting in New York is a filmmaker’s dream; shooting a musical in New York is a filmmaker’s dream until you realise how hard it is to shut down a street and that New Yorkers don’t care,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Listen, we’re not going to get everything right in a movie. We tried our best on all fronts of it” External link

eurweb Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Listen, we’re not gonna get everything right in a movie, we tried our best on all fronts of it,” “I do think there’s something to be said about sharing in experiences and me never wanting to say I know what I’m doing but to just give room to everybody to speak up about what we’re doing at that moment” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu replied : "I would say that’s a fair conversation to have. Listen, we’re not going to get everything right in a movie. We tried our best on all fronts of it" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu responded ( about In The ) : "I think that was something we talked about and I needed to be educated about, of course. In the end, when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles. " External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu responded : “I think that was something we talked about and I needed to be educated about, of course. In the end, when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles” “I hear you on trying to fill those cast members with darker skin. I think that’s a really good conversation to have and something we should all be talking about,” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said ( about In The ) : “In the end, you know when we were looking at the cast, we tried to get the people who were best for those roles and that specifically and we saw a lot of people … but I hear you on, you know trying to fill those cast members with darker skin,” “I think that’s a really good conversation to have and something we should be talking about” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

citynews-ca Monday, June 14, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

680news Monday, June 14, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "Hopefully we get to release that at some point since it's even better than what you saw," "That guy will win an Oscar one day if he does more movies. For sure" External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "People were banging on the windows, there was security, it was no joke," External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "Honestly, I don't even quite understand just what he's saying (with that disheveled costuming). He just felt it was very important to not have his buckle on. I'm not going to get in the way of it," External link

usaToday Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

wsvn Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

gazette Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

news4jax Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Even 'Crazy Rich Asians' you couldn't really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn't go to the movies started to come," External link

actionnewsjax Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

independent-UK Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Even ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ you couldn’t really tell. It was only the second weekend when people started coming back and the third weekend when people who didn’t go to the movies started to come,” External link

clickondetroit Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu : “We always dreamed about coming back to Washington Heights to show this movie, to play that music as loud as we could so everyone in those windows could hear” External link

wsvn Saturday, June 12, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

ara-reuters Friday, June 11, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

reuters-af Friday, June 11, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "This [story] was manifested from Lin, when he first decided that he didn't have roles for himself. So he wrote it for himself. He wrote it for his community," External link

CBSnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I was proud that all these Latinx dancers and performers were getting opportunities to show off who they were," External link

CBSnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Looking back, I should have had a joke there [for the guards] being like, 'These idiots,'" "There's stuff to do to make them more human instead of just, like, these guards" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I didn't understand some of the other contexts to that," "So hearing it from people, for me, it was a learning experience" External link

nbcnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “They’ll yell at you if you’re parking in their space, but they’ll also invite you in for a beer. And they’re also, when you’re performing, they’re hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on,” External link

wsau Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "They'll yell at you if you're parking in their space, but they'll also invite you in for a beer. And they're also, when you're performing, they're hanging out the window with their flag, cheering you on," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “That’s a lesson that I did not understand until it happened,” “I was like, ‘This is a book that exists and I’m making this book into a movie.’ I can’t add a new character into this book” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "One movie that represents [all] Asians – that's just ridiculous," External link

thenational Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu tells : “I don’t just decide to work with Lin (laughs) . He decides I can work with him,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu explains : “We shot that in one day, the whole sequence, everything in that courtyard,” “And while we’re shooting, all the residents in the actual courtyard because it’s a real place, all day long we’re blasting this music and they never yelled down like Shut up! They had their own flags tossing them out of that window and Lin is up there and when I call cut, the dancing doesn’t stop. The celebration continues. That’s why I think the big screen is fun because you can look at anybody’s face and they’re giving you everything about who they are. [Actor] Anthony Ramos is ringleader in that because he is pouring himself onto the floor for that and I cry every time I watch that, because I remember when everyone was chanting Latino! Latino! that day and then looking up at Lin and Lin is up on the fire escape and they just start chanting Lin! because he manifested a lane for all these people here and that’s pretty inspiring” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It’s got to be right,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:53:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "This [story] was manifested from Lin, when he first decided that he didn't have roles for himself. So he wrote it for himself. He wrote it for his community," External link

CBSnews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu dice : “Simplemente nos mostraron: para esto estamos aquí” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It just showed us: This is what we’re here for,” External link

actionnewsjax Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It just showed us: This is what we’re here for,” External link

680news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalls : “On the first day of shooting, we all got in a circle and I was like: Let go of all the pressure. Let’s just entertain the hell out of these people,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu told : “It spoke about my family, even though I'm not from Washington Heights, I'm not Latino,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I tap danced for 12 years,” “I took drums, saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, so I think it's in my blood” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “That’s the responsibility we have in our stories,” “Sharing is probably the most powerful thing we could do — not dictating, just sharing” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "It was an open forum for actors, for crew, for Lin and Quiara, and for the community, people just passing by, to say what they felt about it. And we would adjust," "Priority No. 1 was making it as authentic, whatever that word means, as possible" External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We've learned from them about how to make change, and we need to be by their side if we're asking others to be by ours. We're all growing together,” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I'm not going to go do it unless it's better,” “And I'm not going to go do it unless we have something to offer. We want to do it so badly. I love that cast. I can't wait for us to get in a room together” External link

nbcnews Friday, June 4, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” External link

arabtimes Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

egyptindependent Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wesh Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wlwt Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wxii12 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

wyff4 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We had big dreams for this," External link

kcci Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

tribtown Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “We had big dreams for this,” “To be able to do it on the biggest scale possible meant so much” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said ( about In The ) : “We are thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca for a city-wide takeover of In the Heights,” “New York, and specifically Washington Heights, is the lead character in our film—its vibrancy and energy are unmatched. How incredible that after a year of isolation, New Yorkers from across all boroughs will have an opportunity to see it first, together, and join us in the celebration of life coming back” External link

forbes Friday, April 16, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "We are thrilled to be partnering with Tribeca for a city-wide takeover of In the Heights ," External link

upi Friday, April 16, 2021 6:31:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I think we have a lot to say and, therefore, a lot to do," External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I would say one of the biggest barriers for me growing up was the fact that people didn't think Hollywood was a place for an Asian-American director," "There were Asian directors from other places, but an Asian-American director, the voice of that, the who we are and what we have to say, I think, wasn't quite there yet" External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Representation is showing the world who you are at, at its most intimate levels," "Showing your languages, not just actual word languages but the love language of food, the love language of insults, of class in terms of what self-worth is, not just the worth of your car" External link

cnbc Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu hopes : ''If I made something about me being Asian then, I would always be the Asian guy in the group. And I just didn't - I wanted to be a filmmaker. I wanted to be seen as a filmmaker. So, that is baggage. This is like a therapy session. I'm really unpacking things right now.'' External link

contactmusic Monday, April 6, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Our parents came to this country with their bags and this film is our metaphorical bag that we are passing on to our children,” External link

forbes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “Our parents came to this country with their bags and this film is our metaphorical bag that we are passing on to our children,” External link

forbes Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “would these words ever come out of my mouth? Nope makes no sense. I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : "For those of you who are asking, you bet your ass I stand with Adele! I believed in her before we ever shot the movie and believe in her beyond," External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : "Unfortunately by the time we came up with several different ways to satisfy everyone’s needs, a lot of time had passed and she declined the offer," "These things happen in negotiations, and I’m proud that she was able to stand up for her own measure of worth and walk away when she felt like she was being undervalued" External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu recalled : “It became a Cinderella dress for people. I remember seeing moms make it for their little girls, I remember seeing women wear it with a sense of pride,” “It became literally a fairy-tale dress for people. We talked about how this would make her feel and how powerful it would be for her — and that it’s also her choice to wear” External link

foxnews Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu explained : “My whole thing was that if I’m going to do a dance movie sequel, I want more dancing,” External link

nytimes Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I felt a little bit lost, creatively. The engine was sort of going down," External link

CBC Friday, April 19, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The last thing I wanted to talk about was my own cultural identity, my ethnicity," External link

CBC Friday, April 19, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

koaa Friday, April 5, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The weekend became a can't miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience...we made movie stars," "In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool" External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 5, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

dailyjournal Friday, April 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : “The weekend became a can’t miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience…we made movie stars,” “In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool” External link

tribtown Friday, April 5, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "The weekend became a can't miss cultural event. This story would not have happened without the theatrical experience...we made movie stars," "In a time when we need shared experiences more than other to help see each other, (cinema) can be the most powerful potent tool" External link

islandpacket Friday, April 5, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu written : “My whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu written : “My whole life I’ve had a complicated relationship with the color yellow. From being called the word in a derogatory way throughout grade school, to watching movies where they called cowardly people yellow, it’s always had a negative connotation in my life,” External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "One by one, it was a masterclass for me to witness how it became a must-see movie," External link

bbc Sunday, February 24, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

koaa Monday, January 7, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wcnc Monday, January 7, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

12news Monday, January 7, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

12newsnow Monday, January 7, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

washtimes Monday, January 7, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

eagletribune Monday, January 7, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wkyt Monday, January 7, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

miamiherald Monday, January 7, 2019 7:57:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 7, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

eagletribune Monday, January 7, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

eagletribune Monday, January 7, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 6:47:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

actionnewsjax Monday, January 7, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

kiro7 Monday, January 7, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

tri-cityherald Monday, January 7, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

eagletribune Monday, January 7, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

nzherald Monday, January 7, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

charlotteobserver Monday, January 7, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

therepublic Monday, January 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

ksby Monday, January 7, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wsoctv Monday, January 7, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 7, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

nzherald Monday, January 7, 2019 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

kiro7 Monday, January 7, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 4:57:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 4:26:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

kiro7 Monday, January 7, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

nzherald Monday, January 7, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

miamiherald Monday, January 7, 2019 4:07:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

tribtown Monday, January 7, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wral Monday, January 7, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

heraldonline Monday, January 7, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

startribune Monday, January 7, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 7, 2019 3:17:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

wacotrib Monday, January 7, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : “It is truly a landmark year” External link

tribtown Monday, January 7, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu says : "It is truly a landmark year" External link

seattlepi Monday, January 7, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu wrote : “The color … always had a negative connotation in my life until I heard your song,” External link

nbcnews Friday, December 21, 2018 5:37:00 PM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "I would love to [direct the sequel]," External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu promised : "We’ve got a lot more story to tell," "We’ve got to show off more of the cast. We’ve got to find new people as well. It would be a whole combo of things" External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu said : "Absolutely not. I never expected [it] when we first started the movie, I never expected [it] when people were, like, whispering about it," "When you’re in this town for so long you don’t listen to other people and you get very skeptical about a lot of things and you guard your heart a lot, so when it actually happened, I was shocked. I was with my baby already. She was up at 4 a.m. and I watched the live stream. The moment is so surreal when I look back because I don’t know how to react in it, so it’s pretty cool" External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu told : “Odyssey is a good word for it,” External link

sinacom-en Friday, December 7, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT

Jon M Chu added : “I appreciate so much the journey I have been on the past 10 or 12 years and to have learned all the lessons I learned along the way,” “It makes me appreciate this part of the journey so much more. It also gives me the perspective that this doesn’t last forever either. So we’re going to have to keep fighting, keep pushing — and when things go well, we need to enjoy the ride” External link

sinacom-en Friday, December 7, 2018 7:21:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
director92.06%EN08/29/201729/08/2017
réalisateur1.59%FR07/27/201627/07/2016
new director3.17%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
diretor3.17%PT06/08/201608/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Jon M. ChuPT33.99%
Jon M. ChuEN33.33%
Jon M. ChuFR21.57%
Jon M ChuEN9.80%
Jon M. ChuTR1.31%


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