Jamie Chung reveals the 'secret' to wedding planning and her latest passion project
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 12: Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg attend the GUESS Hotel at the Viceroy Palm Springs on April 12, 2014 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for GUESS)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Bryan Greenberg (L) and Jamie Chung attend House of Gant Presentation during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Jamie Chung wears Teva Flatform Universal Sandals to the 2015 Coachella Valley Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
LA QUINTA, CA - APRIL 11: Actress Jamie Chung attends Forever 21 BBQ on April 11, 2015 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Forever 21)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Actors Bryan Greenberg (R) and Jamie Chung, wearing American Eagle denim, attend American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made in America Music Festival during day 2 at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for American Eagle)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Actress Jamie Chung is seen on April 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by ESBP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Actors Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg arrive at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival screening of 'Flock Of Dudes' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Actress Jamie Chung arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Hulu's 'Resident Advisors' at Sherry Lansing Theatre at Paramount Studios on March 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Actors Bryan Greenberg (L) and Jamie Chung arrive for the premiere of 'It's Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong' during the 2015 New York Asian Film Festival held at the Walter Reade Theater on June 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Actors Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg arrive at the Premiere Of Paramount and Hulu's 'Resident Advisors' at Sherry Lansing Theatre at Paramount Studios on March 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actors Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung attend the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Actors Bryan Greenberg (L) and Jamie Chung attend the 3rd Annual Olevolos Project Brunch at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel on May 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
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By CHELSEA HUANG
Planning a wedding while working with your fiancé might seem like a nightmare to some, but Jamie Chung and her future husband, Bryan Greenberg, found the secret to making it work.
"It's important to save your engagement by hiring a wedding planner," Chung joked in an exclusive interview with AOL. "Otherwise, I do think you could drive each other crazy."
Jokes aside, Chung, 32, who is for her roles in big-budget films like "The Hangover Part II," welcomed the change of pace in making an indie film with her better half.
"I'm pretty excited to be able to do press together for that and spend a lot of time together before the crazy day," she said.
With "It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong" set to premiere and her upcoming nuptials this summer, Chung has a "crazy" summer ahead of her. But that's not stopping her from pursuing in issue close to her heart. The California girl has partnered with Heal the Bay and Malibu Rum, which are sponsoring beach clean-ups throughout the summer in the greater Los Angeles area, to promote clean beaches across the country.
"The message we're trying to send is regardless of wherever you are, you do what you can to keep your shorelines and waterways clean," she said. "We should be mindful about what we use on the beach, because it does end up in the ocean."
For Chung, the beaches are personal.
"As a California girl, I'm getting married in California, walking distance from the beach. It kind of all ties in. It's a huge part of my life."
Many people don't realize the impact they have on their beaches, and Chung says small changes can make a big difference in making sure your shoreline activities don't become an environmental hazard.
"I think the rule of thumb is, whatever you bring with you, you should take out with you at the end of the day -- and if you feel like going above and beyond, you could help pick up litter that's washed up on the shore," she said. "It's not a lot of work, but in the end, it makes a huge difference."
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