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Awkwafina dons $895 Stella McCartney platforms in Times Square

Awkwafina dons $895 Stella McCartney platforms in NYC… and reveals how Geena Davis inspired her latest role


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Awkwafina donned $895 Stella McCartney ‘Elyse’ platforms in Manhattan’s Times Square on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old rapper-turned-actress carried a $1,980 Gucci ‘Ophidia’ medium tote and wore a grey tweed blazer over a beige knit top and dark-rinse jeans selected by stylist Erica Cloud.

Hairstylist Kylee Heath coiffed Awkwafina’s (born Nora Lum) raven waves and make-up artist Cassandra Garcia brought out her natural beauty.  

Fancy feet! Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Awkwafina donned $895 Stella McCartney ‘Elyse’ platforms in Manhattan’s Times Square on Tuesday

The SAG Award nominee appeared on Good Morning America to promote her role as hotel valet-turned-archeress Katy in Shang-Chi, which hits US/UK theaters this Friday.

‘I was thinking about Geena Davis a lot because she’s an Olympic-grade archer,’ Awkwafina revealed on the ABC morning talk show.

‘I love her. Yeah I learned how to do it, and it’s always fun to learn something new to do for a movie.’

Back in 1999, the 65-year-old Oscar winner made it to the semifinals for the US Olympic archery team, but placed 24th and did not qualify for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.  

Promotional trail: The 33-year-old rapper-turned-actress carried a $1,980 Gucci 'Ophidia' medium tote and wore a grey tweed blazer over a beige knit top and dark-rinse jeans selected by stylist Erica Cloud

Promotional trail: The 33-year-old rapper-turned-actress carried a $1,980 Gucci ‘Ophidia’ medium tote and wore a grey tweed blazer over a beige knit top and dark-rinse jeans selected by stylist Erica Cloud

Masked up: Hairstylist Kylee Heath coiffed Awkwafina's (born Nora Lum) raven waves and make-up artist Cassandra Garcia brought out her natural beauty

Masked up: Hairstylist Kylee Heath coiffed Awkwafina’s (born Nora Lum) raven waves and make-up artist Cassandra Garcia brought out her natural beauty

Hitting US/UK theaters this Friday! The SAG Award nominee appeared on Good Morning America to promote her role as hotel valet-turned-archeress Katy in Shang-Chi

Hitting US/UK theaters this Friday! The SAG Award nominee appeared on Good Morning America to promote her role as hotel valet-turned-archeress Katy in Shang-Chi

The Queens native also learned how to drift in her stunt driving training, saying: ‘It was very fun, I loved it! I’m a very aggressive driver.’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings currently holds a ‘certified fresh’ 92% critic approval rating (out of 130 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes.

Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tim Roth also star in the MCU superhero flick about Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu.

‘It feels momentous,’ Awkwafina said of the movie.    

Awkwafina revealed on the ABC morning talk show: 'I was thinking about Geena Davis a lot because she's an Olympic-grade archer'

Awkwafina revealed on the ABC morning talk show: ‘I was thinking about Geena Davis a lot because she’s an Olympic-grade archer’

The Queens native gushed: 'I love her. Yeah I learned how to do it, and it's always fun to learn something new to do for a movie'

The Queens native gushed: ‘I love her. Yeah I learned how to do it, and it’s always fun to learn something new to do for a movie’

Back in 1999, the 65-year-old Oscar winner made it to the semifinals for the US Olympic archery team

But Geena placed 24th and did not qualify for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics

‘Geena Davis fan club!’ Back in 1999, the 65-year-old Oscar winner made it to the semifinals for the US Olympic archery team, but placed 24th and did not qualify for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics

Awkwafina also learned how to drift in her stunt driving training, saying: 'It was very fun, I loved it! I'm a very aggressive driver'

Awkwafina also learned how to drift in her stunt driving training, saying: ‘It was very fun, I loved it! I’m a very aggressive driver’

'It feels momentous': Destin Daniel Cretton's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings currently holds a 'certified fresh' 92% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

‘It feels momentous’: Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings currently holds a ‘certified fresh’ 92% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes

‘I think it’s been a long time coming and I think that I was searching for a Shang-Chi when I was growing up. It’s an important movie and it’ll just add to this larger collection of what we know as representation in Hollywood.’

The Raya and the Last Dragon star also executive produces and stars in semi-autobiographical second season of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, which airs Wednesdays on Comedy Central.

Awkwafina first found fame in 2012 when her My Vag music video went viral on YouTube, but it also got her fired from a her job at an unnamed office company.

The University at Albany grad has since been accused of cultural appropriation for her ‘blaccent.’

Airing Wednesdays on Comedy Central! The Raya and the Last Dragon star also executive produces, writes, and stars in semi-autobiographical second season of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

Airing Wednesdays on Comedy Central! The Raya and the Last Dragon star also executive produces, writes, and stars in semi-autobiographical second season of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

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