BD Wong (at middle) plays Wally, Awkwafina 's father on Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. Comedy Central This "story is part of I 'm So Obsessed (subscribe here) , our podcast featuring interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and creative types about their work, careers and current obsessions .
Amidst a persified and seemingly endless expanse of movies, television series and other media is BD actor Wong. His work is like a perfectly set gem that constantly grabs your attention and forces you to take a break from wonder and pleasure. His performances are appreciated, whether on Broadway, where he got his first chance; in films like Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride and Mulan: or in shows like Law and Order: SVU, Oz and Gotham. In 2017, Wong received an Emmy nomination for his performance as Whiterose in the Mr. Robot series.
He can nowYou can't be seen in the second season of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens as Wally, Awkwafina 's father. The show is based on the life of Awkwafina and reflects his wonderful and fair humor. On The "podcast I 'm So Obsessed by CNET , Wong said that "at the center of the show is this crazy and wonderful performer, Awkwafina, who, if you don't know who she is, you really must adapt to the program. "
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"Wally wants to tell his daughter what to do, but at the same time, he also wants her to find her own way," Wong said. "I identify with that part of Wally. And I think people like Wally because he does his best and hefumbles and doesn't always make the right choice. It's very human nature. "
During our interview, Wong discusses Mr. Robot, Jurassic Park and Law & Order fans, and his theatrical career. also that when he started he was often cast for the role of a doctor. Over time his costumes and the stereotypes they represented made him depressed.
"I was a doctor this and a doctor that, and every time I got a new doctor, he just had a different last name, for the most part," Wong said. "Before, this It was a dreadful moment walking into a wardrobe fitting and wondering if there would be a lab coat. "
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