Last summer time at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel lastly introduced that Simu Liu can be taking over the function of Shang-Chi – and for Victoria Park, there’s no person extra suited to play the MCU’s first Asian lead superhero.
Park at present stars in superhero present The Flash as Kamilla Hwang, however two years in the past she and Liu starred collectively in comedy-drama collection Yappie.
“I’m so excited!” Park mentioned in an interview with Digital Spy, when requested about Liu’s MCU casting. “I do know that the information has been out for practically a yr now, however I feel it is so actually thrilling and I feel nobody can do it higher than Simu. He is simply one of the best.
“He is a really devoted, severe actor. He works tougher than anyone I do know, and he is additionally very open about his struggles of being an Asian American man on this trade and simply on the whole. I feel he has executed lots and mentioned lots for the Asian American neighborhood, so to have him representing us on this manner is so thrilling.
“And then personally, as a buddy, I’m after all so excited for him being within the Marvel universe in such an enormous manner. It’s an actor’s dream.
“I think he’ll bring everything he’s got to the role. I know he will. I’m super excited to see the movie. I know it’s going to be great, and I’m excited for kids growing up to see themselves represented in that way. That’s a thing I didn’t have growing up, and I think it will be really powerful.”
Yappie, produced by Wong Fu Productions and launched on YouTube in 2018, centred on the Asian American expertise, bearing on quite a lot of social and racial points. The net collection additionally featured a majority Asian solid and crew.
Park had nothing however constructive issues to say about her time filming the collection, explaining that engaged on a set largely stuffed with Asian individuals actually resonated along with her.
“It’s a big thing. When I think about it too hard, I get kind of emotional about it,” she commented. “You by no means realise how misplaced you’re feeling till you see individuals who seem like you, and you are like, ‘Oh man, that was a gap I did not realise I had’.
“Working with individuals like Wong Fu, who are inclined to have a majority Asian solid and crew is sort of a secure haven and place to work from, and I’m all the time searching for alternatives like that. It’s refreshing and it looks like dwelling.”
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While her Yappie co-star prepares for his dream function, Park has her personal superhero that she would like to play at some point – Marvel’s Cindy Moon aka Silk.
“I know I’m in the DC universe but I’ve always wanted to play Silk in the Marvel universe,” she mentioned. “She’s Korean-American, she’s a complete badass, and I’ve all the time liked Spider-Man. She’s mainly the feminine Spider-Man however higher, so I feel that may be a dream of mine to play.”
2020 appears to be an thrilling yr for Park. In addition to persevering with to seem in The Flash, which is dealing with the aftermath of the game-changing ‘Crisis’ occasion, the star not too long ago directed a brief movie that she’s excited to share.
“I actually started on the other side of the camera. So this year, I told myself I was going to focus more on directing and getting back on the other side of the camera,” she defined. “Hopefully I can be doing much more of that.
“I’ve received a brief movie on the competition circuit, so we’ll see what comes from that.
“It’s known as To Borrow, to Keep. It’s a couple of Cantonese American girl coping with the guilt and disgrace of her uncle’s playing dependancy.
“It’s form of a narrative between her and her mom, and the way she finally finds the energy to talk up about this dependancy and the disgrace that it is…
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