BD Wong on why he dreads when his characters wear a lab coat

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BD Wong (middle) plays Wally, Awkwafina’s father, in the show Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens.

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In the midst of a diverse and seemingly endless expanse of movies, TV series and other media is actor BD Wong. His work is like a perfectly set gem that constantly catches your eye and makes you stop in wonder and delight. His performance is beloved whether it be on Broadway, where he got his first break; In movies like Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride and Mulan: or in shows like Law & Order: SVU, Oz and Gotham. In 2017, Wong received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Whiterose in the series Mr. Robot.

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He can currently 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 showcases her wonderful and spot-on humour. Feather Nerdshala’s I’m So Obsessed Podcast, Wong said that “at the center of the show is this crazy, amazing cast, Awkwafina, who if you don’t know who she is, you really have to go through with the program.”

“Wally wants to tell her daughter what she should do, but at the same time, she also wants her to find her own way,” Wong said. “I belong to that part of Wally. And I think people like Wally because he’s trying the best he can and he’s faltering and not always making the right choices. That’s a lot It’s human nature.”

During our interview, Wong discussed fans of Mr Robot, Jurassic Park and Law & Order, and his theater career. He also shared that when he started, he was often cast in the role of a doctor. Over time, their costumes and the stereotypes they represented made them gloomy.

“I was Doctor This and Doctor, and every time I found a new doctor, he had a different surname,” Wong said. “It used to be a terrible moment to go into a wardrobe fitting and worry about whether there would be a lab coat.”

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