In a bid to promote her autobiographical series ‘Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens’, the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star becomes the first celebrity to announce the 22 stops on New York City’s 7 subway train.
AceShowbiz –Awkwafina took over subway announcements on New York City’s 7 subway train.
The gig was organised by marketing executives at Comedy Central, in a bid to promote the star’s autobiographical series, “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens“.
The “Crazy Rich Asians” actress is the first-ever celebrity enlisted to announce the 22 stops on the journey, which runs through the heart of Queens and into Manhattan.
She added a few quips to the standard 7 train script for station arrival and transfer announcements, alongside separate promotional spots for the show.
In reading off transfer options to get to LaGuardia Airport, she added, “Hope you make your flight!,” reported Variety. For another transfer option to the Long Island Railroad, she joked: “I can’t help you once you get to Long Island, that’s on you.”
The subway takeover began on Thursday (January 16), and will run through 22 January – the day the show premieres. “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens” follows a 20-something woman in Queens who strives for a larger than life existence.
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