18 Burst results for "Randall Park"
"randall park" Discussed on Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
"So he did it for a little bit, some minor success and some injuries that happened to and some unfortunate like some bad luck too, but he started playing for the Miami hurricanes in college, so they followed that season one. In season two, they follow him when he goes to play for the Canadian football league for a little bit. And also in season two, when things don't work out with football, he then starts exploring the family business, which is professional wrestling. His father was a professional wrestler. Oh yeah, I grew up watching his dad, rocky soul man Johnson and his father in law, Peter maivia. Yeah, you know the characters. They have so many recreation characters. Yeah. The real names you know, those are the main characters in the series season one and two. Then you might know this and I think the most Dwayne Johnson fans may or may not know that he didn't want to go into wrestling. It just kind of happened and season two starts to explore that. And he wasn't The Rock at first. They reveal some of his first wrestling characters. But yeah, season one and season two both are, you can stream all over the world on peacock for free and Hulu for free. And it's a fun, very heartwarming series. And it's interesting because most previous retrospective series, the grown-up characters just done as a voice-over, like Young Sheldon and everybody's Chris. Wonder years, but this one he has an active part in the show, usually to introduce the lessons and things he learned in the flashbacks, like growing up with his father, the different areas he lived in his mother and his grandmother and lucky for me because I'm part of that contemporary group. It's me Randall park, actress Chelsea crisp from the people might remember as the neighbor honey from fresh off the boat. She started with us. Oh yeah, yeah. She started with Randall park and also with our two showrunners worked on that show too, fresh off the boat. We have the natsuka Khan. Is showrunner and she was the director of the episodes that segments that I did in Atlanta, she was the one who directed me, both season one, season two, and then Jeff Chang, who manned the other flashback series. And here's a fun fact. This is due to the COVID lockdown. The originally wanted to shoot in the U.S. and instead of Atlanta, I think they wanted to shoot here in LA, but the contemporary parts are shot in LA with Dwayne Johnson, ran a park, Chelsea crisp and I and other characters and other production team. But all the flashbacks that happen in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Nashville and Florida and Canada. They're all shot in Australia. Oh. And they blend it all. Some people have noticed that they've caught that because I think it's listed at the end credits, but you can't really tell when you watch the show, but there's a combination of New Zealand actors, Australian actors, U.S. actors who have to fly out there and quarantine for two weeks and so it's all blended together to look like it's the U.S. and the 80s, 90s and 2032 in the future. Well, now you've really piqued my interest in this series. We do have Hulu plus so I'm going to go back and start watching it. I want to get back to the play because king of the yeast by playwright Lauren Yi is one of my favorite plays that I've seen in the last 5, ten years. Wow. I don't know if you know the history of it coming to the Sierra madre playhouse, but the production that you were in pre-pandemic of the joy luck club directed by Tim dang, that just broke all box office records of this tiny little local theater and they're doing dames at sea. And at least me, I didn't have a whole lot of interest in seeing those kind of plays, but then when they produced joy luck club, you know, that's a classic, wonderful book, and movie. Yeah, it was great to see it as a stage play from what I understand, the theater was like, you know what? This is the first time in the long history of this theater. Well, we've sold out every show and extended two weeks, like what? So afterwards, they formed an Asian American advisory board, and they said, okay, it's obvious to us now that we are on the northeast corner of the 6 two 6 area code. Yes. There's all these people that came for the first time to the serum magic playhouse because we had this Asian American theme play. What else could we produce? Because I've been tied to helping promote east west players productions over the last several years. I said, okay, I'm just going to throw it out there. I mean, joy luck club is kind of a long time ago. If you want to do something that's much more contemporary that I think is fantastic, it's Lauren yeast king of the yeast. You know, whatever weight that I carry so just before the pandemic they announced they were going to do it, Tim dang was coming back to direct it and then everything shut down. So I'm beyond excited, Christopher, that people are going to get to see this play who, you know, have somehow missed it because it's so, so good. And what I would love for you to comment on is the fact that you never got to see the play before being cast in it, right? Do I have that correct? That is correct, yeah. I'm actually kind of a new convert to Lauren Yi and her work before the pandemic. I did get to see her lauded play Cambodian rock band. Oh, you saw that in San Diego, the more recent cast and iteration that also had a short run in New York. And then I saw Lauren yee's great leap at the combined production of east west players at the Pasadena playhouse in Pasadena. I saw that production 5 times because I the reason why is there's a part not to give anything away but towards the end of the play that absolutely wrecked me like just emotionally just destroyed me. And I like that feeling so I kept going back and bringing friends and watch them get wrecked emotionally as well. So I did that 5 times there and then I ran down to see there was a production not too long after that down in San Diego at the cygnet theater and I saw her greatly there and it was equally effective. And I just found out that the scene designer of that production in San Diego of the great leap is our scene design for king of these..
"randall park" Discussed on Meditative Story
"In energy output tightness in energy out tightness. What is it for you you know. This is a practice. He can do it anytime even just one breath connecting with the breath unintentionally. Letting go what you want to let go and intentionally inviting the quality. We wanted to cultivating ourselves. Give it a go. It can be quite fun and is especially goodness moments of self doubt by randall. Shared so generously. Thank you ando. Jay and thank you.
"randall park" Discussed on Meditative Story
"And tune into something that is here and that is lovely a sensation. A viper thought someone who helps us be as open as we can That march i start planning another birthday party a year after the one jay came to rent the back room of this ole timey. La steakhouse. i'm fond of bad food stiff drinks. It's true fifties relic all red leather. Dark wood at the center of the room is wooden podium. A lot of my friends. And jay's are meeting for the first time and i've asked everyone to go up and tell a story so we're drinking and laughing and hearing these funny old antidotes we've heard a million times then it's my turn. I step up to the podium. I'm wearing this western shirt and sweating. Bullets i look at j. She's got a brown mother jacket on and she's looking back at me. I start talking nervously telling the story of how we met. It's the same story. I told you just now starting with the armless squirrel but then i step back from the podium. Suddenly my friends drunk girlfriend blurts out. He's gonna propose. And i do get down on my knee and pull out this ring. I've been carrying around all day a year after we start dating jay agrees to marry me. She's laughing crying or beautiful face buried in her hands. That was a dozen years ago. It's funny our careers. Were so urgently important than now ruby. Our daughter is the center of our universe instead of fixating on auditions. I'll think about the song she was singing earlier that day. Ooh we laugh a lot. The ratty couch has been replaced with a tasteful gray. Sectional and filthy jeep has gone to. I'm a grownup. It's been a minute. Since i loved home a garbage bag bulging with stale starbucks pastries working in hollywood. I get this up close. Look at how the world works. I know how the movie version of my life would go in the film. I stare searching lee out at the ocean steadily everything becomes clear. But that's not how change actually happens in real life. Learning happiness is a slog at the end. You're still you and some days still suck. There's no cure for that. But if you're lucky you learn what to do with those days and what to do with you and if you're really lucky you meet someone who helps you with that project and stands by you in that project occasionally stalls out. I am here to tell you. A person.
"randall park" Discussed on Meditative Story
"randall park" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"And it's like so it doesn't have to be not everything has to be the most publicized thing it's like oh maybe only people read your book review. I never read those. But it's there for the people who need them that's actually pointing ever thought of. It's like you've bought it. You're in now. You decide what you read as opposed to them trying to make you go. Hey look at me. I got no tits over here. We look at my tits. That's what they do now. Yeah they've basically made us into rubberneckers by by their stories are analogous to let car crashes. Everyone's dying it's always back genio. Del rights is book about the occult attention economy and how you're constantly being needed to be on there and and move lost the the ability to just take a walk with your hands behind your back and randall park and just like think and like we stop and smell a rose instead of quickly picture of it and like the meeting you to be active on all things what are you doing. What are you accomplishing And the phone. Bad one. Four but Even something like spotify where it's like. There's evil there but it's like it knows what you're into and it'll suggest new stuff that are already into and it takes out any chance like encounter of like what's your car and your under different things like what is this right. Oh i never. I never got into metal. Is this new medal. I like it or reggae. or whatever it is. I've been listening to the radio. She goes. I listen to the radio in the car. Because that's just giving you random shit it's not made specifically for you and turn off spotify when you're in the car and it is and then some other christian radio just like it really in the car. It's just like i don't know it's just funny to hear the dj's talk right. Chris like chris. Rock chris rock. It's finally hit a songs. To where like willie allude to jesus or you're the light of my life kinda shit. Can i take you higher before. I knew that was about. Jesus i mean that's kinda was let. Yeah a lot of them are listed. Dake you scott. Oh yeah create. Create the killers. Chris rock band. Fuck it ruins. I love the killers. Their christian rock. Shit you won't have everyone agreeing with this. But i've seen them live a few times at music festivals on the khanna drugs that will let you analyze it like perfectly inaccurately no hurriedly without a ugo. So what so what did you take. Their songs are not anti-christian which is never like fuck this chicken a you know it's never. Nwea songs half an half the songs if you picture with that with that lens of their singing about christ and christian values oh i hear it now for sure. Is that only. Because you're jewish and you maybe a little paranoid. Christians are everywhere. No he's also a avowed. Mormon mormon talks about how this is all. I researched after. I found out there. Were chris rock band have found out he says was on the christian male right now christian. Just whatever it's like in the media which i'm not that much. Yeah but like he's chris. Rock does the best at it but are christian rock band. Wow that's that's a little bit of a shock to me. I admit that could ruin it for you. It kind of but next time you hear. I mean if you hear whole album got so but not a soldier who thinks about souls that much at south black people for sure their questions christians for most part..
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"The <Laughter> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <hes> <Silence> <Speech_Telephony_Male> <Speech_Music_Female> <hes> concept <Laughter> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and the character <Speech_Male> traits <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> asia. <Speech_Male> There <SpeakerChange> is a right or <Speech_Male> wrong answers. Yeah go ahead. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> i would say that <Speech_Music_Male> <hes> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> the <SpeakerChange> The trade <Speech_Male> of kindness is definitely <Speech_Male> asian. I think <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> l <Speech_Music_Male> picks up. But <Speech_Male> i don't think you know <Silence> a weakness away <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> abyss. Kindness is not <Speech_Male> weakness. But i mean <Speech_Male> in the ultimate strength. <Speech_Male> Sort <SpeakerChange> of way <Speech_Male> your <Speech_Male> staff. And i'm going to <Speech_Male> have to. Yeah i'm going to say <Speech_Male> it's not asian. <Speech_Male> He <SpeakerChange> can be so <Speech_Male> mean. we're so mean to <Speech_Music_Male> take. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> No that's true <Speech_Male> random <Speech_Male> you know. Just think about <Speech_Male> those three girls <Speech_Male> say say <Speech_Male> say no <Speech_Male> say no to <Speech_Male> the hand or whatever. The <Speech_Male> phrase is from the nineties. <Speech_Male> That's <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> that's <Speech_Male> true. But <Speech_Male> i mean if you think <Speech_Male> about it in a way <Speech_Male> they were <Speech_Male> kind of saving <Speech_Male> me from a really <Speech_Male> bad. <Speech_Male> He possibly <Speech_Music_Male> humiliating experience <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> in leading them. <Speech_Telephony_Male> And and <Speech_Male> and being <Speech_Male> who knows. I could've <Speech_Male> ended up dating <Speech_Telephony_Male> one and a <Speech_Male> nightmare <Speech_Male> because <Speech_Male> because <Speech_Male> she would <Speech_Music_Male> expect me to <Speech_Telephony_Male> be wearing black. All <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> what you do <Speech_Male> not your thing. <Speech_Male> Constantly <Speech_Music_Male> putting her hand <Speech_Male> in my face <Speech_Male> it would <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> wouldn't <Speech_Telephony_Male> be <Speech_Telephony_Male> wouldn't be a <Speech_Male> fun time for me so <Speech_Male> i think she was <SpeakerChange> doing me a favor. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> That makes sense because <Speech_Male> that's a lot of foresight <Speech_Male> and foresight <Speech_Male> is variations. That makes <Speech_Music_Male> a lotta sense. Yeah <Speech_Male> yeah <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> yeah. Yeah for <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> sure and <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> the last <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> one here. <SpeakerChange> A <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> bag of doritos <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> decision about asian <Speech_Male> asian <Speech_Male> or not even all <Speech_Male> flavors include. Gosh <Speech_Male> right. <Speech_Male> i think it's <Speech_Male> i think it's <Speech_Male> very specific <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> strain of <Speech_Male> asian. <Speech_Male> It's <Speech_Male> definitely my <Speech_Music_Male> strain of <Speech_Music_Male> asian. <Speech_Music_Male> I <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> i'm a dorito. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> i'm a doritos. <Speech_Male> Asian and <Speech_Male> i think <Speech_Male> i would say the <Speech_Male> more kind of <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <hes> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> kind of <Speech_Male> homey <Speech_Male> dow kind <Speech_Male> of neighborhood <Speech_Male> type <Speech_Male> of asians. You <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> oversee <Speech_Male> asian yup. <Speech_Male> Yeah yeah. <Speech_Male> I'd say i'd say <Speech_Male> things like a <Speech_Male> bag of doritos <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> taco <Speech_Male> bell. <Speech_Male> Shit <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> things like <Speech_Male> that. <Speech_Male> That's <Speech_Male> what we came up on <Speech_Male> so so <Speech_Male> asian. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Very <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> that's our game. <Speech_Male> Here's a bonus questions <Speech_Male> just to round it <Speech_Male> out if you had to go club <Speech_Male> right now. If i was <Speech_Male> like randall we're going <Speech_Male> booking <Speech_Male> get in the integra <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> and let's do this. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> What <Speech_Male> what is your <SpeakerChange> outfit. <Speech_Male> What is going to be your outfit <Speech_Male> now. <Speech_Male> Now yes <Speech_Male> now <SpeakerChange> now <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> cash. <Speech_Male> I think <Speech_Male> we're <Speech_Male> gonna rental parks <Speech_Male> out the club <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> over <Speech_Male> whatever snapchat <Speech_Male> instagram. What's your <Speech_Male> outfit. <Speech_Male> Well you now. <Speech_Male> I think <Speech_Male> just to <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> honor <Speech_Music_Male> my past. <Laughter> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Male> think i would wear <Speech_Male> the brightest <Speech_Male> <Laughter> allowed <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> in nepal <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> guy. Revenge <Speech_Music_Male> revenge white <Speech_Music_Male> suit <Speech_Male> got to win the <Speech_Music_Male> white. You're <Speech_Music_Male> door <Speech_Music_Male> exactly. <Speech_Telephony_Male> The wife would door <Speech_Telephony_Male> and walking <Speech_Male> it like an all <Speech_Telephony_Male> white dog <Speech_Male> like <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> like <Speech_Male> Like a <Speech_Male> bigger. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> Wow <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> all right. That's amazing. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Always <Speech_Male> be my maybe to just <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> supposed <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> to be it. <Speech_Music_Male> Amazing <Speech_Male> randall <Speech_Male> Thank you so much for during <Speech_Male> the pockets. We had so much <Speech_Male> fun <Speech_Male> is that was <Speech_Male> that was super fun <Speech_Male> and <SpeakerChange> thank you <Speech_Male> vote. Is there anything <Speech_Male> you'd like to plug or <Speech_Male> have our listeners. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> Check out. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I mean just the asian. <Speech_Male> Not asian <SpeakerChange> podcast. <Speech_Music_Male>
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"On my god. This is so right. Now mike this is so. This is so are five survive. We're just three at the at the book club talking about an art coroner dr corner non alcoholic but yeah like i don't know i i do like that you know 'cause that's a again it's like i'm not i'm not built to be a superhero type of actor you know i'm like a i see myself as more just like a kind of a i don't know like a comedic Kinda utility guy and a lot of ways. So it's like it's and that's fun to me. You know that's fun again just of follow the fun. That's what i try to do. Yeah and and this character is great because you know it's super fun to play like an fbi agent. Who's like nice that now. Yeah i'm gonna have to say ran. I do feel like first of all your. You got the facial hair okay. You're killing it there. Thank you and then i feel. I don't know. I don't know how i i know. A lot of my crean bro friends. They got big frames. I feel like you could if you wanted to. You could pack it on like you got kumail. You've got command potential you sports. Do you ever like you know you ever. I mean i've i've been out here for a while and i've been like exercising a lot. I'm cutting up cutting. Yeah there you go. It goes to with with reynolds yes. saint john's uncle has really good barbecue. Yeah yeah no jamie was going to be wearing tights in the next one i love it i mean i know you're a big person before the pandemic i me and my wife tickets to go see them in jersey read it to to. Yeah yeah. i'm i'm a huge fan for me. Everything you've told the story about how you kinda got converted when you saw them at the rose bowl birded when i 'cause i saw them come in and what people i think if if you can relate to this but what people don't realize that i know i've known about k pop j pop for a long time and all through high school even in college and i thought maybe these guys are just going to be kind of another. You know not a flash in the pan but like just for a second on the american radar because right before you buy right side was he was a hot thing for a second and then he went away and he he was a novelty thing. I think to the american exactly. I thought that was kind of like. Oh maybe this beating me like that. But i saw them when they performed on saturday night live and i was like something really special about them so professional. You know what. I'm saying. They're like weird. How professionally hot. they are. Yeah yeah for sure for sure and yeah i mean do you have. Do you have a favorite. Bts person well you know my bias it. It changes over time. It changes over time. But i think the. I think the v. is mike mike guy. I love his voice i think he's like super handsome. He's he's really funny in like a very understated way. You know like an. He's kind of weird finding which i really funny. He seems like a bit of loaner by nature which speaks to me. You know you can join us on that corner. He's got the magazine. Yeah yeah dr corner like that that kind of bts. So a so yeah. I think he's my guy. But you know i mean i i love them all you. They're so talented. I mean look unbelievably talented. And and once you kind of get to know their personalities that's when it really starts becoming like magical. I think you know because it really is true. Yeah yeah for for me. I like john cook for all. Like i mean he's like my number one you know he's always going to be like my my number one. Yeah yeah yeah. You've got the tattoos. And he's like he's yeah he's so good then but lately. I've been reluctant sugar favorite. Yeah i like him. Because i feel that he's the dude who you know. I don't want to get into the whole masculine feminine thing but i feel he's kind of like the most masculine he's the most like he's not a pretty boy. You know and stuff like that. And and i've been watching because right now. They're kind of releasing a lot of very poppy. Things which is which is totally. And it's been funny to watch sugar kind of like go along with it. Watch them all dance. And you know like with the. I and you know and john cook night. They know their handsome sugars. Just like okay. You know he's he's kind of like the the most. Think curmudgeonly of the group which i really. Yeah larry david of it. But yeah it's like the. I i don't know i think i think they really special and when i when i first heard of them i would. I wasn't into it. I wasn't into k. Pop or them at all. I couldn't even tell the difference between some of them. I was so. I have to say i was the same way because i was so brainwashed to it. Yeah now there's no way there's there's there's like different as know as anything you know. So yeah they're very very different. Actually you know yeah yeah for sure brainwash the word like you. I was seeing through this like american yell quote unquote lands which doesn't tell the difference between asian people. Obviously you know like And but once i alike Got into them. I was like oh my god these. These guys are incredible. Yeah you point. Even where i'm like. I don't even know how they all get along. They seem so different. You know what i'm saying. Because they are they all have different strengths and stuff like that. It's anyways we're getting into. Yeah i remember. You had said david chang podcasts. You were you got into bts and you felt proud to be korean and you know originally. You weren't into that. It's interesting because i don't know too much about. Bts can't really pitch into this conversation. But i will shave. But it will say i will say that it has also. I'm not a fan but has also affected my life. Because i think when i was in vegas we clubbing and i sometimes watch. Bt has music feels like dress like them because it's just nice to have model your fashion off another skinny asian guy you know because all my all my life looking at these like abercrombie models who were like who've got big frames got big. I wanna wear clothes skin guys. Where so i like it. I i was like tucked it into by dress pants and stuff and then I think if i did this in highschool my friends had been like. Oh man you look so asian right now but they were like dude you look at bts member. And i was like. Oh that's so interesting that they said that that is clearly a difference right being like you're so asian versus all your the most popular global pop in and the world like thank you so much sir has a compliment. It is a compliment. And i always i noticed that and i thought that was so interesting just over ten years. Everything has changed. You know we're gonna play a game that we've been trying to play more often. And i think we're gonna make little feature of is called a asia not asian that game And what we're gonna do is we're gonna bring up a couple of things that we've been talking about we're gonna talk about. Is it asian or not asian. This particular sort of this thing. We're going to the three or four things a topic and we just black. Is this black and white. Asian or not asian..
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"Do that joke. I in my research and you had lawn like you know like You know some baggy jeans and track jacket. And i was like. I don't believe this guy has sex with his grandmother. Comedians who can do dead grandma jokes and community. Who can't you know how did grandma. I don't think i was. A comedian. Could pull that joke off yet. I was like influenced by comedian to kurt. And i think that was parnham. You know Yeah we also wanna talk about your career which has been. I mean swear of god i think you were doing a podcast with with david chan and he was talking about how he was like watching you before even really famous and i feel the same way i feel like i kept i would i would just like turn to my wife and be like there's this asian guy i see in everything and i don't know his name but he's in tons of shit and i'm just gonna like you know i just i was just like true detecting. It was connecting the dots. Okay this it looks like he's just recently moved to maybe the south because he's doing a lot of things in the south right now and i and you've been you've been grinding for a long time and i just wanted to share the story about when funai me me and my wife went to go see always be my maybe. We made a point of watching it in theaters. Eaters went to like awesome a theater in the in the in the financial district and i knew it was going to be good because as soon as ninety three 'til infinity came on i was like they know exactly what they're doing One just run to stop it right there and it's going to be good and of course it was amazing but you had a very particular action to this. Yes i started crying randall. i started growing. Well you don't want it was. It wasn't even. I wasn't crying. Because i didn't think it was funny but it was really the first five. Minutes is a montage of your childhood with ali or i forgot her. Character's name sasha that's right and you guys are like kids and you're like this montage of like you guys are both like eleven and you're like going on a date in san francisco. You ask some money for your dad you're doing you're on the trolley. You're getting candy or whatever it is you know we. We always talk about agent representation. But i was just like you never see like little asian kids having like an innocent play date in the city. You never see. But it's so real. Because like i did that you know did that too. But it's never on tv in a genuine way and we're like three minutes into a comedy movie. And i'm like holding my tears back because i'm next to my friend and his wife and i didn't want to be a weirdo but just like yeah man. I was like i was like i was taking a hit from my pin. This is my head back. he's just coming. Yup i dunno. I'll share that with you. Thank you thank you. That's really sweet. I mean yeah. I mean i think there was a lot of that stuff that we put into that move. Just i mean we took so much from just our lives that once it out there was a lot of things like that from from asian-americans specifically of and they were like yeah like innocuous things like that just like you know little little details that that people like really held onto those little details and and that was pretty cool this summer. It's been easier than ever to drop our personal carotenes but with your person as grooming kit from hawthorne. It's easy to stay on track. Hawthorne is a premium grooming brand that tailored your personal carotene to your unique profile. I you take the quiz. They asked me things. Like what kind of hair i have. How do i feel about sweat. What you care most about in your deodorant These are the big questions in life. And that's the kind of stuff that they take into the algorithm and figure out. What kind of stuff you need. It was actually really fun and at the end. I got the central bondo with all my products tailored to my body type in lifestyle. And what does my body type and lifestyle it's slim and horny got or face moisturizer. It's not just for horny people but it definitely works on. Skin takes the risk out of shopping for personal care by giving you free shipping on your order and returns with their subscription options personalized to your usage. Hawthorne make sure you.
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"Hell so the way. The waiter dude takes us to our table and immediately you know like my friends start like booking girls and they just see me kinda. I don't know i didn't know how to feel about that. You know what i mean like. I don't. I felt like kind of weird to me but i also was like. Oh well this is just how it works. And i should be comfortable with this but i feel so weird about it and one of my friends saw me kind of sit in by myself and he was like i'm going to book a girl and like oh okay. Okay and he okay. He gets the weight or to to bring this girl. And there's a bottle of crown royal on the tape of course as an and the. The bottle cost like four thousand dollars. Oh my god. It's expensive fruit. That costs like you know three thousand dollars a yup and she and the thing was you're supposed to. I poured her a shot of this. Like four thousand dollars crown royal and myself a shot and she downs it. She looks at me and then she just saw. Oh who's this guy wearing all black lab and so and so far our fans don't know just so you know that randall is not relating some sort of like human trafficking story. This is booking this greenberg booking is korean clubbing. So what's supposed to happen. Is the the guys get a table. Costs like eight thousand dollars to sit down with a bottle of crown some pairs and the the waiter has kind of like intermediary. I guess you could say and gets girls to sit down. These are just like regular people who are just like regular girls. There's an who work at the club or something and they sit down and you don't have to. You don't have to talk to the guy you'd have to drink with the guy but it is a free way to get free drinks and meet dudes wearing all white and you can get up if you want to. Two girls can book guys right okay. Youngest remember also thinking like okay. This this booking thing is just not me. I'm gonna go out and my kind of maybe ask people if they wanna dance you know. And i don't know if this is still the case like the but i remember asking like two or three girls if they wanted to dance and they literally. They put their hands up like this. You're off and i guess it was the thing at the time were they just put their hands up in your and walk off right. Yeah that happened three times. And i was like this my god yeah and then i went and found dark coroner bag reno's and i just the night sucked what is where did you have. Did you have a move. Did you just like you know like did you say would you have a line you would say or you know. That's a thing. I don't know i don't have it lines. I generally i'm not. I'm not like the type to approach strangers. And yeah you know but i think because of the night and it was my first time eta korean club and and i thought you know like you know. This is a special thing. I'm kinda drunk. I'm gonna just a pro approach win. Yeah on yeah exactly express. Okay so are you. Still friends with this This korean guy your childhood friend. W- yeah. I grew up with him. That's awesome is it. Lee isaac chung. No right that's i mean. That's amazing do you. have you never been. You're gonna take twice in new york after we had our conversation. Okay wanted to experience well because in new york random. I don't know if you've heard about like in new york. Sometimes it's hard to get and if you're not korean so check your right. I wanted to maybe experienced that racism. So i went in there but they let me in school but i mean i think i don't dance with the negroes. No dance with my boys. But you're right. It's hard to in that in that environment with the music so loud. Because i do think that i ball two thousand randall. Park in the all express white outfit. He's a sad thing about that story. Is i bet you have amazing dance moves. That will kill you to hardee's but they're just not they're not gonna kill at in that situation because that clubs being like sexy and cool and i feel. Dancing inherently is initially. It's not sexy. You know you're just like having a good time and so i appreciate that. I do have amazing. Dan do you really. I wouldn't be because you like. You're like you're like a obviously an actor performer. You're you know you're in a and did you have like move when i when i was in elementary schools in this break dance chande. I thought.
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"I'm a big fan of your Your podcast and this is really a. This is really a joy so thank you for adults. Amazing you were telling us before that you you listen to the show and i mean i can't believe it because only people i swear i. I have a conspiracy theory in my mind. That aren't nineteen which is like our sort of hosting slash. Analytic site is just telling us that people are listening to the show and actually no one paying money and it just keeps going up. And it's just like it's just like my two friends in austin and against randall. Park which is amazing. Ha you guys are you. Guys are really really funny. And you're a great team and and you guys have you know such and you keep it light go there you go places but you always keep it funny and fine and i think the quality of the show Just defies the you know the the the numbers rentals reading off script right. Now i'd say this Yeah so i you know. I wanna get in there and and you listen to our story here. You know. you're you're you're a true a. asian culver city. That's like real shit right there. That's not just the hollywood bullshit that culver city so yeah. Yeah born and raised. I mean i guess it was the last time you went to vegas. Even have you been you still alive Last time i went was gosh. It must have been about eight years ago. Eight almost almost a decade ago. Yeah it was for friends A friend's bachelor okay. There we go. That's the mind i'm looking for. That's what we're looking for. But it wasn't one of those like strip club go you know it was. It was a pretty tame. You know like okay. But i did try and edible over for the first time first time. Trying an edible ever really. I think it was yeah. It's about ten years ago and it was my first time. Yeah and i remember just walking around the casino just like real happy all i remember. That's all i remember i. I don't think we went strip club. I mean if i did. I remember that i. I've only gone so maybe a strip club like three times in my entire life. And i'm just not that into you know. Yeah i feel you are you. I'm the i'm the dude. My move is. I will actually sit close to the stage because then i'm only rolling out money and then nobody's bothering me. That's it's almost like a little secret because nobody's gonna come to you and right right ass you because you're like. Yeah you're you're busy but you're only giving at a time. Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Yeah yeah yeah. i mean. I wouldn't even do that. I would like just kind of find the darkest corner wedge myself at that corner the whole night and hope nobody like approaches me and i don't have to approach anybody and i'll just sit with drink at parties. You know me at any social event. That's what i do. Yeah how did he bring. A bunch of doritos in here did you. Do you have friends though. So i'm supposed to go to. I'm supposed to go to the part. It's kind of up in the air and like listing out all the different activities. You can do. And then one of them is a strip club thing and we've talked about it on the show before about how there's always the guy who's like really excited to go and then he disappears for awhile. Was anyone in your party was. Was anyone your party like that. Where he's like. I can't wait. And then like he just gone for two days and then you know now now it was. It was pretty again. It was pretty tame. I mean it wasn't like it wasn't crazy. I mean i've only really gone to mostly taint it. It's kinda sad. It's really tame very christian seeming..
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"At this four. Hey i made a reservation at this four nude spot i cannot believe what did you go to resume did you. Did you open tables. It's a different apricot open asshole and you can't believe you get apps with that. Okay okay you know. It's hilarious on the of asian. And they give you. It's like you pay for like a table in the twenty years. And i sent a separate email saying hi. Could we get twenty white clauses. Twenty jobs the the strip club was like we're gonna make so much money off of these new. I cannot believe it yes continued so but just for some context. You're supposed to make a reservation because they pick you up and stuff and also there's a lot of shady places in vegas right anytime you're trying to tap into the vice industry. I think you need to be careful no matter where you are right so i did my research. I made a reservation. I said hold on boys when we go tomorrow. I have this whole thing planned out. We got a limo. It's going to be amazing. And they were like no. We're hoarding now. We have to go. And so i was going to go with them but again comedy saved me mike. You and i had a podcast recording very early the next morning after go home and read some of these articles about asian-americans because listen listen. I've got to go home. I've got break into someone's apartment. So i can record this podcast so i didn't go with them because i was like i have to wake up and like do the podcast right so i go to bed and then they come home like six. Am and shit. I'm like what's happening. Like my first thought was i was like. Oh no. did they do something bad that they're like because they're home at six. Am but what i found out is that they got there and they were scammed dude. They got there. They were forced into a vip room. They were separated immediately for studio up and then they had them. I guess they were like it didn't help that. They were drunk. I guess they took their phones on their wallets. And sure look if you get into. A vip room forced five hundred dollars. We're like hey come on. In or whatever right i understand it right. Is it a scam. I don't know it's a gray line. But like what what was really fucked up as they took their wallets and they just started charging amounts on their wiping their cards so they will cup with like a three. I i should say this. I'm gonna say this three thousand dollars. Yeah on their credit. It's insane right so like they were again. These are nice boys from ohio. Okay they don't know is going on. Okay they're thinking about tractors and shit. They're like they don't know what the first thing about trackers ordering white clause yup yup so they're freaking out there like. Oh my god. This is the big city. We're being scammed in the vegas city by the way but it's not they're freaking out and it really put a damper. This is day two out of three. Or maybe four. And this is a really put a damper on the trip. And i was telling you this one of the guys. He was so scared and shook. He flew home early. He was like he was like i. Just i just got to get a hold of my wife man. I gotta get hold of my wife. He's just outside baby. Take me back. Okay yeah sorry about that. Listen think about it. We got to travel points from. Yeah yeah oh. I think maybe because they share a credit card. Maybe he knew that she would something. So yes that's how this happened but yeah dude. I don't know. Have you had anything like that happened to you. I have not. I mean. I have had have been kicked out of a strip club which which was completely completely justified and we were doing anything bad. We were just like being just three assholes in the we were just like hanging out in the bathroom just like giggling like the bouncer burst in was like you guys get out of here and i was like you're right. We're totally you're right. You're absolutely right. I feel like i almost like you know what. What point is someone gonna kick us out. Because i feel we're getting we're disrespectful in here. We like we spent like no money at all. My gosh. just we're like the opposite. We're completely just draining them. you know. they're just like ruining the vibe so that's probably the most of it. It's interesting to me because you were telling the story before we start recording and you're saying you know hey new york of teaches you a little bit about what's a scam. What's not a scam. And i don't know if. I don't know how we handle it. I don't really think that being in new york for this long. I'm not like super street smart. You know when when when you when you're growing up as a kid and you feel like a street smart guy is like a guy with a fedora. And he's got a chain like watch and he's like pointing me like hey kid comey left here for eleven years and i have a fedora. But that's the extent of my of my street. Smarts really feel like. I kind of know when someone's gaming me and mainly it's just like leave me alone. I don't want any of this shit. Yeah but i feel like if i was in vegas. Hey if i was getting drunk and we're stuff was happening. Who knows what would happen to me. What about you do you feel like i remember. You said you've been you kind of gone through this before. Yeah younger dude. Actually and what's happening exactly exact same. Nineteen or twenty in japan when it was like try to like a hostess club and i was like trying to like trying to tap into japanese culture. Because i didn't feel very japanese like i'm going to go do this. Like all these old salarymen who hate their wives go do go and i got scammed like eight hundred bucks but the same thing happened to me so i think i would have been a little better at it but again they were drunk. And you know. I i wanna actually talk to our guest about this because hey you know. He's from la. That's real. close to vegas. i he. He's a little older than me but he's looking good all right which means if he goes to vegas. Hey he's having a good time all right and so having a good time like a time. So i feel that this guy. He he's also had such a long career he may have been a strip club. Dj point actually. I wouldn't be surprised when be surprised. I wouldn't be surprised because this guy has done everything. He's he's literally gone from starbucks to movies i. I wouldn't be surprised at that night. You've got in trouble in vegas mike. He was the bathroom. Han washy guy. He's he's like. He's like aqua zhou. You the towel like exactly and so our theme this week is is getting scammed vegas asian or not asian and our guest today. Oh my god. Mike i cannot believe he is here. I can't believe it he was he. He didn't sign until two minutes later after promise time and i thought he wasn't coming and makes it makes sense. Why would he come. Why why would you come. Why would i come. I'm no this guy is an amazing comedian actor writer producer. He was asian jim from the office. That's his primary credit. That's our primary grades agent. Jimmy woo marbles wanda vision. He's he's written and directed and always you maybe guys give it up for the hilarious randall. Pau oh my god is what's going on. I can't believe you're here. This is crazy. I can't believe i'm here either. I mean i mean in that..
"randall park" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"But i did try and edible For the first time. Yeah and i remember just walking around the casino just like real happy. Come back to another episode of asian asian. Podcast podcast guys now from asia. Talk about issues cares about your host. A and i'm mike is saturday. July twenty four th or coming at you live from all over the world True later really. All of this is an insane so crazy and we'll get to that in a second but before we start. If you're listening to this on your iphones please take a screen shot posted on your instagram stories. Tag at asian asian pod. Tell your friends about it. That's how we get bigger. And i'm also leave a review i. It's literally coming from all over the world because mike. Your new york are guesses in london. I am in hawaii and it's six thirty in the morning right now. And my wifi sucks asset the airbnb so i had to ask a friend who lives here if i could use their wi fi. But they're sleeping obviously and she was like okay cool. I'm just gonna leave the door open or the key by the door. And so i get here. It's so dark and it's like such a quiet neighborhood. And i feel like i was like breaking and entering into this building and i was just thinking about if i got caught by the security or like the policeman or something like that. This would be like the dumbest burglary in the history of crime. You know because. I'm here with the yod. Cast like i'd rather no you don't you don't understand officer you know. It's just a podcast. Yeah they all say that nice try. Yeah was here to steal her macbook you know but were here and Obviously at the top we always do the patriots shout so we're going to give a shadow news members patriot. If you don't know what that is the best way to support this podcast. We are completely independent. So you patriot dot com slash asia asia pod and you can subscribe to the podcast. Give us five bucks ten bucks a month. And in return we slide into your. Dm's you get bonus episodes and one of the other rewards. You give shout out on our podcast so our four newest supporters this week. Elian we're gonna do is we're going to necessity purely based on your last name. We love this game. it's very very problematic. Quick yes matic. But we're getting very good at it here. we go. i got kimberly. Ob lana ob. Lana that's a tricky one. That's that sound on hawaiian to me. For some reason that sounding that is sounding very like pacific islander to me. I'm just gonna throw it out. Pacific micronesian maybe. This is someone you broke into her apartment. Just yes because my friend. Evelyn does it layer li li. I think it's i think it's the l. e. yup l. e. vietnamese if it is but i'm not sure maybe scott you got got you nailed it. Then we have a john conway just like okay. This is a regular. He sounds like a quarterback's name or something. Just like a regular clearly. A chinese dude. Who's just like. I need a white name. John conway bank name. Yeah this is. Like an nfl quarterback from the seventies sideburns john conway leading for rushing yards from the bucks slow down. We'll take your football asian guy and we love that. Thank you so much for your love and finally young. Have this week's pretty easy. We got susanna. This is a good one we l. i. l. i. That's chinese always always taiwanese okay. I'm just out there. They like they like the taiwanese people like it when we get specific like that. So we're going to go ahead. Say she's taiwan a it's the best thing in the world when you can call someone who is taiwanese taiwanese and they get so happy. The i they get so porn. I and on and on this podcast recognize taiwan as a sovereign nation. We say that. I don't know living just so you know we recognize security council. Okay moving onto the store of the week before we bring her guests on so yeah. I mean i'm excited about this. Because okay so you just said all the listeners up. You're in hawaii right now. Living your best life investment you were living some of your worse life on the way over there. Because you went to vegas. I would vegas i and okay so last week. I didn't tell you the story because it has just happened and it was really scary. And i didn't wanna talk about it. It was too raw. I wanna talk about it on the podcast. But so i. I went to vegas with my high school friends because a lot of listeners. I'm trying to rekindle old relationships Have been on. Put on hold because of comedy. I've said no to a lot of weddings and just really put my friendship on. I don't like that i'm old now. I'm trying to be friends with them again. So i said why. Don't we go to a boy. Stripped vegas because that's what people do movies right so we go straight boys and in movies. They always work out perfectly as we all know. Yes yes hijinks happen. Yeah so. I go and again. My friends are nice from the state of ohio. That's where i grew up there married. They're sweet sweet boy so we go and we're drinking and we're going clubbing and all this stuff and it's fine on. We're having a good time and one of the nights after we go see stevie okay by the way he was okay. I don't know i'm not. I'm too old for his music. But your and my friends were getting hammered. And it's because. I think i don't know it seems like you're married you know. Maybe you can attest to this but it seems that maybe they're not happy and they're just drinking so much it's crazy drinking so much that's what you do. You get so unhappy when you're married and you start drinking heavily. Yeah they were drinking so much and When i was on my way home. We're like the club. We left the club. And we're like let's go home because one thirty and it's which means it's four thirty new york time so let's go home recently at a time and they were like no. We're gonna go to the ship club and you know me. I'm i love clubs. I'm also very organized person. And i said listen boys. I've got a strip club plan for us tomorrow..
"randall park" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"On one A. Back now to our conversation with no notch Khan, and Randall park. Their new romantic comedy is called always be my maybe it's streaming now on net flicks, let's get to some of your comments joy emailed. I watched this the other day with my husband and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We're both Korean Americans, and we are surprised at how we could actually relate at it made the movie even funnier. It also made us wonder if Asian Americans are becoming more majority, then before that we can see this representation on screen. Thank you, for creating the movie notch Conard love to get your reaction to joys Email. Well, I mean, I think that kind of goes to what we were talking about earlier about the idea that now that there is more data. You know, now that things have come out that have worked in succeeded featuring primarily Asian casts. You know we talked about fresh off the boat. You mentioned crazy rich Asians. You know, there's a lot of different shows and movies behind that. I think that it's a matter of people in charge understanding that there is an audience who wants this content and wants to see themselves. And you know, it's sort of broken through a lot of kind of industry thoughts that were, like, you know, stories like this won't travel internationally, you know, especially comedies, very hard sells overseas. Is there an audience for this and I think that we and others like us have proven that they're that they're in fact is now just to tag onto that notch could you dig a little bit into the timeline of how this film came together because it seems like when one movie TV show project? Is successful. They're a bunch of others that are similar, like, oh, people are into, you know, this kind of movie, let's make a whole bunch of them was the success of crazy rich Asians. Part of the, the push to get always be my may be produced or were they kind of in production at the same time. Did one depend on the other. No. Yeah. Like a timeline wise. This was going simultaneously to that. I think that came out last fall that came out after we wrapped. Yeah. We wrapped end of July last year. So, you know, the, the great news is that there are a lot of projects going simultaneously. You know that it's not just one and we'll see we're at a place now where, you know, the success of other things before us has kind of opened the door to more stories being told, and hopefully will continue to pay that forward this excessive always be my maybe can open more doors and just encourage more people to get their stories told Randall, how much do you find that that is related to, to partly to the point that the joy was making in terms of a cultural shift to the presence of executives in production companies who are Asian American who say we need to advocate for these kinds of stories or is it just the industry. Right. Largest starting to get it in. Different way. I think both, I think it is important to have Asian American executives and, and just people from traditionally represented groups be up in those ranks. We you know we had to executives from from net flicks Russia lean and to here, and they were to women who just got it, and I'm sure them being women played a part in that they, they, they understood the importance of, of, of telling the story, and yeah, I think that but neither of them are Asian American. But, but they, but they understood it. So I think yeah, having having people who get it is important, but, but definitely having Asian Americans in those ranks will help get these stories out even more, by the way, I noticed that you wrote Ted Saranda into the script that I caught that us the head of. Well, hey, I imagine to by the way, Ted Sarandon soon. Head of content at net flex. And if you listen to one of the reps in the movie, there's a little quick, like a little too Ted. Daphne emailed, as a Chinese American daughter to immigrants greatly connected to Marcus's story. I lost my older, brother and only sibling in my twenties. And since felt the need to stay near my parents to help be there in case they need care and support to play Marcus. How much of that pressure of being the Asian son factored into his career, and life decisions also Marcus songs were hilarious random. Well, you know, Marcus is just playing Marcus or right? Creating Mark is in playing him just again. It just came from a, a real place for me. In terms of the relationship to the fan. I didn't have a death in my family quite like that. But the relationship to my dad, and, and, and the connections and my mom, I mean, all of those were from a real place and one thing about the, the paintings in the house that we talk about a lot is that those are actual paintings that my mom made because she is a painter, and we use her actual art work in the house, and just, just kind of, filling the world with these with these real things that make it make it feel real and make people relate to it. Talk about your background Randall in terms of how you came to, to acting particularly, you know, your path to this romantic comedy. I mean, did you did you get into film to try to increase this kind of representation, did you grow up on the same kinds of mass media, everyone else grew up with what were some of your big influences? Yeah. I grew up, I grew up the raised on sitcoms and. Mostly watching white family on TV and, and, and then the Cosby show and, and, and not really thinking much about it. I never really questioned. The fact that I wasn't being represented. It wasn't until I went to college at UCLA where I met a ton of Asian Americans and I, I kind of realized, oh, that's not right. We should see more of ourselves out there and, and started college theatre group. Asian American college theatre group, at UCLA, which Allie Wong, eventually joined, and, and we started just telling her own stories back in nineteen ninety five and, and that definitely planet a seed in my head that this was, this was something I wanted to do on a grander scale, but it wasn't until way later that actually really dove into to pursuing being a professional actor. And you know at the beginning, it was it was tough. It was a long road there weren't as many opportunity. Eighties at that time. But, but they're like notch service, a lot is changing really fast. I think that's great. And since you mentioned UCLA just a quick, look just for those who aren't familiar with the student body, as of twenty seventeen eighteen the undergraduate class at UCLA was twenty eight percent. Asian twenty two percent Hispanic twenty seven percent, white six percent multiracial not, what about you in your path to directing and the influences that kind of shaped you as an artist. Well, I think, you know, each project for me is specific in different. So for this one knowing that part of their inspiration was, when Harry met Sally, they also mentioned boomerang as another inspiration. So I wanted this movie to feel like you know, a classic rom com that we all love. So from the eighties and nineties, so referencing those movies, working with DP, Tim stir stret-, who is amazing has ton of experience director of photography cinematography. Yes. That's right. The cinematographer and, you know, coming up with the sort of classic I wanted to feel romantic visually because I thought the combination of that with is very modern story on it feels very, two thousand nineteen thought that combo would be interesting for us, and we all love the Jon Rao of the rom com. So we wanted to sort of tip our hat to that a little bit. But also kind of make it our own and make this movie. Of unique in that way, there was a lot of buzz for this film early social media kind of went nuts when the trailer dropped, especially the reveal where one of Marcus's rivals for Sasha's, affections appears here is another clip from always be my. Maybe so. Where's your?.
"randall park" Discussed on KPCC
"Today's show now that the William Morris endeavor talent agency has filed to take self public. We get a rare look inside the belly of a Hollywood beast and Randall park, and Allie Wong co wrote and starred in the Netflix movie always be my maybe Wong who's mostly been a stand up comedian plays a celebrity restaurant tour. I think when you're a chef that does this like tacky food. It's kind of like being a hacky comic right where it's like doesn't taste good. Even though it looks nicer, whatever, and it's like funny, even though it sells tickets all that coming up on the frame. From ABC news. I'm Nick Roman with the stories. We're covering at seventy one out of the state assembly. And on its way to the state Senate is the compromise Bill the titans, the guidelines for when police officers and sheriff's deputies in California can use deadly force Coron guidelines, say law enforcement officers must show that using deadly force was reasonable to protect their lives or the lives of other AB three Ninety-two would move that standard to necessary, but it doesn't set down, what necessary means San Diego. Democratic assemblywoman Shirley Weber says the high profile shootings recently pushed her to write the Bill, but she also thanked those who opposed it, because opposition helped me to understand the depth of their concern and helped me, also to appreciate the fact that this had to be a Bill that had some balance. There's also a companion Bill that increases law enforcement training to local eighth graders are headed to tomorrow's finals in the scripts, national spelling bee, you can watch. Asia Rhonda wa of corona in nNcholas to say of Tustin, try to win it all first round Thursday morning at seven on ESPN two second round five thirty tomorrow night on ESPN fifty spellers advanced to the finals. It's seven oh two. KPCC supporters include Amazon prime video and the Amazon original series. The marvelous MRs Mazel from.
Wong, Netflix And Randall discussed on The Frame
"Wong, Randall park have been friends since college and Wong wrote for fresh off the boat, the ABC sitcom that park stars in for years, they talked about making a romantic comedy together and a twenty sixteen profile of long in the New Yorker. She described it as our version of, when Harry met Sally now that idea has become a reality Wong and park's star in the Netflix movie always be my maybe, and they co wrote the screenplay with Mike ogm co when Wong and park. Stop by the frame studios. She explained how the idea for always be my maybe came together, we hadn't talked about it in detail, and it wasn't until, you know, a little bit before I did that interview that a distinctly remember Randall saying, you know, we should we should really do this at the time I was writing on fresh off the boat, and I hadn't spent that much time acting. Well, I had acted on camera. A lot of people didn't know me as an. Actress and I thought Randall meant when he when he said, we should really do this. I thought he meant, you know, I want you to an eye to write a starring vehicle for me to do a rom com with, like Anne Hathaway or something. And then he was like, no, I think we should star in it, and we should write it together. That's very sweet. Yeah. Not in Hatheway alley or van Hatheway is unavailable alley. Well, no. Yeah. I mean I I've known alley for so long. I've always known. She was a great actress on top of everything else that she does so great. And it was, you know, we're, we're close friends and my dream has always to work with my friends. So it was something that I really would have loved to have happened. But I didn't expect it to kind of half in the way it did from that New Yorker article, yeah. That kind of caught fire right? I mean how long did it take to actually come together? I mean, it's three years later, but in Hollywood time, that's actually not that slow. Well after that article got picked after that section of the article got picked up by all these other outlets. We both got inundated with calls from just different people in the industry and studios. And there was just a lot of interest for the script, and we didn't have a script. Log line. Yeah. We had nothing. So what's worse have interest in the script that doesn't exist or have a script that exists that has no interest? I mean it the position we were in very unique and we feel really lucky have been Netflix took it off the table right away. What was the movie that you wanted to get made? What was the story that was important you because scripts go through Lucians people have notes, you know, what was the core thing that you wanted to make sure you preserved? I mean, we had always talked about, like our when Harry met Sally. It's a it's a movie that we both loved, but we wanted to incorporate our parts of us as much of us, you know, in our lives in it as possible, and just kind of tell a, an authentic romantic comedy. What does that mean authentic? Is that athetics your lives to your culture authentic to who you are? Because there's so many different ways authentic, our, our experiences and in our lives. I don't know. I guess with the question of authenticity, it, it's really hard for me to talk about it. But it just kind of all comes down to instinct, right? So it's like, for example, for that meal in the beginning that young, Sasha. My character makes for herself where it's like spam and rice, and fully cocky, it's like I didn't make a movie to be like, I wanna make movie with offending food moments. You know. But when it came down to talk to props about what that would look like it's like, well, this is what feels right? You know, these are the clothes that feel right? This is the girlfriend says the dad that feels rate, you know, and I guess, because we care about authentic city all of that will will come through when it comes down to the decision but we don't. Yeah. We first and foremost for me. At least I just wanted to make a movie with my friends that tells a great story. You know all those details that, that speak to our desire to, like, have authenticity. Just it, it just comes through, hopefully in a natural authentic way. But it's important to note that the spam is sliced. Exactly right. Very even and then the rice when you play your rice for your own meal, that nobody is watching you put it in ram akin an invert it. So it's actually looks like it's in a restaurant, it's a form, so it might be rice and spam. But it's presented us, if it were in a restaurant, and that's specific to her character and showing how she has a love of presentation of food from the very beginning, you know, and that's not like necessarily like an Asian American growing up in San Francisco thing, that's a Sasha thing. Right. But there's also this detail about, do you slice food with scissors or do you chop it with a knife. Which is a cultural thing in terms of how people present. Food chop food. Right. It's funny because those things when we wrote them at they didn't mean that much to me, your carry that much weight. But now, we're hearing people like I love the part. The part where the take off their shoes when they go in the house and carry the shoes, and they put the shoes back on, when I go to the backyard. We're like, okay. Okay. Those were things that we were like, okay. We got to have a scene where they're cutting. It wasn't bad. But it was like, we had a scene, where the mom is cooking. And how, how does the mom cook? Well, my mom cooked like this. Okay. That makes sense. You know, that's how I think that's how those kind of authentic moments made their way into the movie, but in some cases, and certainly in Hollywood history, those moments are often incredibly hard to preserve that there is such a bias to take any story that might be authentic to a certain group of people and make it white. I mean all the way around the story that everybody that third default mechanism. That's why it's so important people focus way too. When the question comes about like diversity focus way too much on the talent on camera, you know. And it's like I think people really have to be paying attention, more caring more about the people behind the camera because when you have people from diverse perspectives behind the camera, it's like it's not this battle, then it's like, what more can you add to the scene to make it feel more real and it's? Not this like, well, they should be wearing shoes in the house. Or, you know, I want her to be eating a hamburger, something like that to me more mainstream. I mean it's just it's just easy. That would have been so
"randall park" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump
"So that we can be like, oh, he's not he's not going to recover from this the rest of the movie like like, he's I think that that's why I think that's the reason why it was so intense. That's like, I hope you like me. I still wanted to see I watch the end credits. I didn't know neither died much credit. He's in He's the. in the end crazy about it. But I didn't even in the end credits is him in Randall park and Randall park, like new Atlanta exist. Oh, that's great. And I thought Renna park for his. He has this like touches Mantas helmet. And he's like, I wouldn't touch that. He said that it fires. He's like. Like. Where is our comment? That's you're like, dude, what recover. I know. Recover. Goodness. You're laying in a hospital bed. You don't wait rain park is also in Mary he is his Randall park is a somewhat similar to. Who's this other dude, there's like a couple of people and rental park is one of them who they have so many small roles, but they're always like, it's they're always like significant enough that you remember it funny there in so many movies and like shows and stuff there's another dude. Who's who's also like that? He was like in everything ran a park one of them because he's like comedy action movies, drama and stuff grana park. I'm pretty sure. Yeah. But this so then we go from there, we go to the desert now, they do their Indiana Jones thing there. Right. The desert thing desert right before this, isn't it? Does right before you're right. It is because it's like they have to they have to get the. They basically they get a map or whatever. And then it's like some some like riddle, and then they're like, wait a minute. 'cause then when they're in the thing like in the hand of God, it's it's that thing put the telescope. Oh, another thing. That was really cool. Is that now, you know, she takes the tracker off in. We get to the trench people for some reason some reason this sequence look so cool to me because it was dark. They're clear like. There's a particular type of fish that only exists in the abyss or whatever. And he looked like that to me and had the when they do the dive into the water, and you just for some reason, I just thought so. Like you see the boat super small it pans out. See them going to war to see the fish jumping down. But then all these thousands of in the soda. It was amazing in look so cool air going to die were definitely, Dan. And the setup of that was so scary to like the way the way they kept appearing. No winning those files. No there there are so many. They weren't when vice but don't think in his crazy because when this happens, I'm like not first of net killing the coke off came, right? She's either dad or or she did it like popping up. She's a prison somewhere. Whatever I thought she just in prison. I didn't realize what the church people. It took dinner said they threw her. No, it's like she just she chilling with him. I was trying to figure out what it was going to be. She was going to be a trench yet. I thought possible to be like a Queen. And when we first and when we do, but when we do see her she is wearing the what she's wearing looks like my God has she transforming. Trench person. Disguise is funny. That part was but yeah. And you know, it's a tie those plastic during to center of the earth things where it's like once you get past the the deepest darkest parts. You're. With us sky guy. Dinosaurs. They always put in the Senate earth. They're always there was like, I'm not gonna hang out with these little bit show a couple of dinosaurs. For no reason move on. And she's like you can't get out of here. This is like prison, and they're like, no. Almost exactly what he. We can't do it. Right. He can't..
"randall park" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast
"Because nobody really gives us shit about alpha manned is like maybe like a small percentage of us that Harjo or fans. Yeah. But like he's not in the majority of of the pantheon of people that we kind of are into right? So we don't have that personal connection where we're like so beholden to the character. And what they do with it. I think the only thing that affected this movie is like what they didn't Justice league with them. And then the transition to okay, there are different like know is different than than Justice league. So they have that that they had that hurdle there and the piss poor writing Bs and the cheesy dialogue. A lot of things you just have to let go to enjoy this movie. And it's almost like too many things people announcing their names and just every bucket. It's got sharks with lasers. The movie can leave. And like it's just whacky. Yeah. We'll see where it falls in the rankings. It's going to be very interesting. Did you watch this again everyone? Yeah. I would I probably would one more time. I what I really wanna see again is Spiderman into despite of ours. I'm dying to see that again. And Anthony, I would not watch it again. I would not sit through the entire man. Yeah. The writings to bed going back to Spiderman into the spider verse fucking soundtrack is really good. I've really been enjoying it. Oh by God. I even like the fucking post Malone song. What's up danger song is really good? And all the songs are like really hopeful they tie into the theme of the movie, I like it almost better than the Black Panther soundtrack. Which is also very good. But despite averse soundtrack I've been playing over and over again, it was the most New York Spiderman film I've seen so far. Yeah. Yeah. Great aside from the opening of homecoming when he's in queens, right? This was like I was like oh my God. It's Myrtle avenue in Brooklyn. This is New York about New York. They nailed a lot of things in as movie, okay? A couple of things I noticed overall and all these movies. There's a lot of battles for the thrones going on a lot of hidden advanced civilizations. I think it's interesting that what Kanda stepped out and really an in DC universe. People. Still don't know what the fuck it is are, but they should know that he's man they saw him control fish when he was a kid. Nobody fucking remember that. Yeah. So. They just forgot about. It is forgot about it. That would traumatize my whole life of fucking shark third. Ed budding breaking the glass, and then the and they. Get that ever really whatever happened to that fucking kid. But it's kind of like a man steel. Yeah. The kid lifted the fucking bus everyone forgot maybe we should keep an eye on his kid. You did something weird. There's animals playing drums in two movies two of these movies. There's one in our command. Where's the other and Milan? It. Shit. I just think who is better. I I to- well topa was like throwing the tones the various tones and acclimated were very kind of disjointed. And like, it's the serious battle of fucking octopus playing the drums or like, what is this a cartoon the AM and one it's a nice little and post credit clip, you know, just a little bit as a joke. Right. So I think that one's better jobs Randall park. Okay. Josh Brolin into movies. I'll tell you who Randall Randall park in two movies. Randall park was the police in man that was constantly breaking into Paul Rudd's house spellings house, and he was Dr shin in. Oh, he gets at MCI movie ADC Berlin, of course, Thanos and cable. And this is the craziest one this. How my mind works. It's fucking crazy connections. I can kind of connect venom to Akron, right? Follow me here. Then I'm like, a PG thirteen version of this movie. Upgrade that came out earlier in the year. Awesome. New great. It's a great movie. If you want to watch an R, the actual already venom watch upgrade, Logan Marshall, green upgrade written and directed by this guy lay when all or LeBron. All right. Title is friends and a frequent collaborator with James wan..
"randall park" Discussed on GSMC Movie Podcast
"They call it the surface world, and they see CGI them to look like twenty years younger, and it just looks so weird. Like, I don't know. First of all, I do want to say, Nicole Kidman looks great for her eight. Yeah. Sh really amazing. So great. Yeah. But to have them both look twenty plus years younger like I just feel like they could have found to actors. I agree. Similar? And then like, we obviously know we change when we age so. So it's not like it would've been weird. But I really like the guy they chose to play off man's dead. Yeah. Because he when you see him older, I'm like, oh, he's a real person. Yeah. Look like, a super Hollywood glam Kidman looks gorgeous. Right. But the data like he is a believable guy like not saying he looks bad looking. But he's a believable guy. Right. But then when you see him younger he looks kind of weird a looks like plastic. Yeah. And I think that's because of the the man who plays aqua man's dad is to marry Morrison. And I thought he did a good job. But like like, he's younger he has like the full head of hair, which isn't have when he's older, right? And it just looks like I don't know like his his skin looks fade. Right. It looks like it's like plastic glow e. Yeah. And just it's really really just smooth kind of buffed. Oh, like they obviously did some makeup on him. But it's like extra. I don't know. It looks very could have chosen younger actors. Yeah. That's what I. Will also I want to mention on more of the actors William to foes in this film to and I thought he did a good job. He's like the advisor to king king arm. And I thought he did a great job. And then also dolph Lundgren is in here too. He did amazing doesn't even know. It was him until I looked at the cast thought he did a great job. He plays another king a king like another. Yeah. Another kingdom in Rayo Shen. Right. And I think he's a great job. Because normally when I see him. I just think that he's the guy from rocky. We've mentioned when we did our rookie podcasts Zach or just sewed or his like typical. He's typically character cast as he really is, you know, scaring Russia. Yeah. That will just whip your butt. But this one he plays like a king and just like really powerful. But not as the beat you up. No. He does a really good. I mean, I'm sure some of those also CGI to make them not look. So like rough like how? We know him. Yeah. But he did a good job. I also wanna mention Randall park plays like a scientist in this film, and Randall park is on the show like fresh off the boat. In the movie the interview, and he I think he's a really good comedic actor. And I like seeing him and things, but I could not take him seriously in this film, because I know him as a comedian and his character is kind of like outlandish because on the news all the time. Like, it's Lantis. It's the Atlanta. Yeah. So his character is almost humorous in a way. Right. He's supposed to be like the crazy scientist, and I didn't find that believable. I couldn't not laugh him. Yeah. I didn't know who he was. But even in the show, it's like he's like the crazy reporter that they portrayed him to be. Yeah. It's like why is he there, and it was hard for me to like believe that character and Julie Andrews voices in the carafe in. She is great and she like a miracle creature. Yeah. A good job voices. Perfect for that. If she didn't amazing job. I didn't even know what was her. And so I looked up. I was like last night because I was like who was that. Yeah. My brother-in-law was like, oh, yes. Julianne? I like. Yeah. Could hear. Yes. She did a good job. Yeah. I do want to say that the romance in this because you know, there's a romance thing is. I just did not like it not because I I'm a big Jason momoa fan or anything like that. But it was it just did not feel realistic. And I felt like it was unnecessary like the romance in. It was Mera and she's actually engaged to be wed to king or right to his brother other..