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American Born Chinese, based on the graphic novel of the same name, is about Jin Wang, a first-generation Chinese American who feels like he lives in two worlds. Once he meets an exchange student from school, he becomes part of an epic battle between Gods of Chinese mythology. Its world premiere was at SXSW and stars Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Jim Liu, Sydney Taylor, and features Everything, Everywhere All At Once cast members, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu.
I talked to Ben Wang, who plays Jin, about how he’s like his character, his favorite scene, and his favorite Disney character.
Daniel Wu, who plays The Monkey King, talks about shooting an entire episode in Mandarin, his favorite scene, and what this show would have meant to him growing up.
I talked to Chin Han, who plays Simon, about why he joined the show and his favorite scene.
I talked to Sydney Taylor, who plays Amelia, about how she’s similar and different from her character and what she learned from the show.
Showrunner Kelvin Yu talks about appealing to the mass audience without watering the story down, what would be the name of Bob’s Burger Burger of The Day based on the show, and his favorite scene with Michelle Yeoh.
American Born Chinese Author and Illustrator Gene Luen Yang talk about which scene he was most excited to see come to life and his graphic novel becoming a TV show.
American Born Chinese EP Melvin Mar talks about being specific with their portrayal of their characters and what it would have meant if this show had existed when he was younger.
American Born Chinese Premieres May 24 on Disney +.
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