Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang participate in ‘blessing ceremony’ on day one of ‘American Born Chinese’ filming

Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang participate in ‘blessing ceremony’ on day one of ‘American Born Chinese’ filming
Jane Nam
By Jane Nam
March 2, 2022
A photo shared by “American Born Chinese” co-executive producer Melvin Mar shows the series’ cast and crew participating in a “blessing ceremony” to kick off the show’s first day of production.
The photo, uploaded to Mar’s Instagram account on Feb. 25, includes stars Ben Wang, Michelle Yeoh and director Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”).
“Day One,” Mar wrote in his post. “Blessing Ceremony for a blessed show.” 
In the picture, the cast and crew members are seen standing around a red table with candles, tea and an elaborate assortment of fruits. 
Blessing ceremonies typically take place to celebrate Chinese New Year or before a wedding. 
The Disney Plus show is an adaptation of the 2006 graphic novel by the same name, written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang. The work explores themes of racial stereotypes and identity and the question of what it means to be Asian American. 
Mar shared other photos from the event with NextShark, seen below.
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All images courtesy of Melvin Mar
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