‘WandaVision’: Randall Park on being an audience surrogate and that sleight of hand moment

The first agent found by Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) in WandaVision Episode 4 was featured with a magical flourish and a huge surprise for MCU fans. Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), last seen monitoring Scott Lang’s whereabouts in Ant-Man and the Wasp, has now moved to the East Coast, and since his debut in the Disney + series has become a key figure in trying to understand the mysteries of the show.

As Park explains in our interview below, the call to get back into Jimmy’s character was quite a surprise, but he was excited. It also explains whether or not you now know the sleight of hand, and how much you knew when entering the show, thanks to the creator. Jac schaeffer.

So is there a feeling that when you do something in the Marvel universe, you’re in it for life? Like you can expect a call like this at any time?

RANDALL PARK: I don’t know. When i did Ant-Man and the WaspI did not expect to return. So when I got the call, I was like, OMG yeah yeah! I don’t care what it is. Yes. A part of me doesn’t want to get too excited, because if it doesn’t, I just want to be really present and grateful for the experience. But if he comes back, yeah, that would be great.

Of course. I think most of the people who saw your first scene in Episode 4 said, oh yeah, he learned sleight of hand. Did you really learn how to do it?

PARK: I did! Well, that kind of trick, I learned. That was not CGI. I learned to do that, it took me a few days, but I got it. It probably took a few takes too, I don’t remember. But I learned that.


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Excellent. In terms of bringing back a character like this, especially one that you didn’t even expect to bring back, what was the key to getting back into this world?

PARK: Well, it had been a while since I played Jimmy Woo, and this is a totally new case, very different from the one I took on in Ant-Man and the Wasp. And also being among this new team was a great change, but also very exciting. But I think it would definitely take a team to try and figure out what the heck is going on here. It is also in a different city. This is just a brand new ball game.

You are a great heterosexual man, but here you are playing a heterosexual man who likes a whole universe, which is something else.

PARK: Yes. Yes, of course. Really, I am the audience. Darcy is the audience. We were playing where we were literally asking the same questions, which is great.


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Of course. What did Liz Shannon Miller Jac Schaeffer specifically told you why he wanted Jimmy Woo on the show.

PARK: God, I don’t remember exactly how I got into the mix. They never told me how my character got involved. I think it was something that Marvel presented to him as an idea. And she took it, and she just got to work it out.

Upon entering it, was he as dark as the onlookers, or was he given some level of responses?

PARK: We had an idea. She broke the whole series down for me before. When they first called me on the show, she was telling me what they were going to do, and I was blown away, but I also thought, how are they going to accomplish this? So it was really, really fun to be a part of something that’s taking such a big turn. And it is risky to do something so unusual, different and strange. But that’s why I love it even more. It’s just weird. Yes.

New episodes of WandaVision they are broadcasting on Fridays on Disney +. For more information, here is our recent interview with Jac Schaeffer, as well as all the Easter eggs we’ve seen to date.

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