It’s finally here! The highly anticipated trailer for Jo Koy’s Filipino American Comedy movie Easter Sunday has just dropped and depicts every scenario you can think of when your Filipino family gathers for any big celebration. This is a significant move in Hollywood as this is the first studio film to center around a Filipino American family.
In this love letter to the Filipino-American community, stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, and loving family. The first look at Easter Sunday was given to Entertainment Weekly and fellow Filipino and Executive Editor Clarissa Cruz, who got to pen the story with some exclusives from Jo Koy.
In the Entertainment Weekly interview, Jo Koy shared the story of how the one and only Steven Spielberg helped get this film off the ground. After Spielberg watched Jo Koy’s Netflix special Comin’ In Hot, he was invited to Amblin, a film and television production company led by Spielberg. Jo Koy pitched the movie, and eight months later, they began to film in Vancouver.
Easter Sunday features an all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley series), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (WandaVision), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), Former MYX Host Joey Guila (The Fabulous Filipino Brothers), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).
Check out the Easter Sunday Trailer below, and make sure to catch the movie only in theaters this summer on August 5th!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Easter Sunday Facebook
As usual, this year’s Met Gala reeled in a fully packed house of A-Listers gracing the infamous carpeted steps, showcasing their best looks in line with the Gala’s yearly theme. This year the theme was set as “Gilded Glamour.” Stars pulled inspiration from the 19th century Gilded Age (1870-1900) and interpreted the theme in their own way alongside some of the fashion industry’s top designers and brands.
A handful of Filipinos were at the exclusive event and graced the carpet in New York City. Vanessa Hudgens led the pack with an early entrance as she was one of the red carpet hosts for Vogue this year. She came in and stunned the carpet wearing Moschino. Erin Lim was also on hosting duties with E! Entertainment getting us all the behind-the-scenes looks of the madness of the event that is the coined the fashion Super Bowl.
Check out the list and looks from the Filipinos representing at this year’s Met Gala below.
Vanessa Hudgens in Moschino
Olivia Rodrigo in Versace
Evan Mock in Head of State
Erin Lim in Honayda
And just to throw things back a bit, let’s all not forget the 2021 Met Gala, where Saweetie debuted in this Christian Cowan dress embedded with 10 million crystals with a cape that represented the colors from the Filipino and Black American Heritage flags.