Benedict Wong has one the best roles in Doctor Strange. He’s funny, yet introspective and is a librarian you don’t want to mess with. Out at the #DoctorStrangeEvent we were able to interview Mr. Wong during the Doctor Strange Press Junket. He walked in to the room and was a ball of light and joy. Now let’s get to the interview:
Q: What was your favorite moment behind the scenes?
BW: I know Benedict and Chiwetel over the years and have been in a few films with him over the years. You know, for me, it’s like I’m very thrilled to be a part of this incredible cast, this magnitude of Marvel and we’re really wacking, embarking on this incredible journey together. I just feel really ecstatic. I mean, I think when we came back in LA, we did a few, a bit of additional photography. =I was just looking over incredible costumes as we were walk into Santorum again. I just thought, oh this is just. Sometimes, you know, they’re just beautiful moments and you just kind of get that warm, fuzzy feeling. I think it was just a warm fuzzy Actor Production feeling. I just thought Aw Wow, it’s culminated into something really wonderful and you know, it’s kind of, sort of a mixture, sort of childhood dreams to sort of being in kind of the Marvel Universe. Yeah, I was thrilled, thanks.
Q: Do you have any comments and if you were, did you feel a lot of pressure from such an iconic role?
BW: Yeah. I use to collect a lot of Marvel Comics. I was always a big sort of Spider Man fan and always collect. My sort of my 3 go to, Comics were like “Amazing Spiderman”, Spiderman 1, Spiderman which I’ve got the #1 copy which I’m thrilled about and you know, you’d often read and then it would sort of be like a little subheading of you know, go see Fantastic Four copy blah blah blah but I could never afford them. So I would always be at a Comic Book Store which is no longer there out in Manchester. God Bless His Soul, Odyssey Seven, and just be mining through these stories til you get sort of chucked out. I never really knew much about Dr. Strange if I’m honest. Then so when I saw Chiwetel for lunch one time. I asked what he was up to. OK, you’re doing this Dr. Strange. Let’s just have a little tit tat. I saw this picture, it was Dr. Strange. And then there was a Wong Character. I was like what? I just actually literally, I was always so crestfallen that there were no Asian Superheroes, like where are the Super Asians. It’s like why I have to simply get this by birthright, you know like Ancestors will not let me live this down. So you’re always looking like when are they shooting this. Oh, it’s never gonna happen. Oh, and then bit by bit, the kind of stars aligned and they kindly moved the dates and that’s where you know, it kind of went straight into filming.
Q: Which side (of your characther) do you relate to more in real life?
BW: Oh yeah, I’m a little bit of a goofball really, like a serious goofball. I think they’ve kind of got a very interesting relationship. They’re a little bit chalk and cheese, aren’t they, you know. The odd couple. As much as he’s got these incredible mystical powers. I think he’s also there to put in check and help him guide him through this crazy multiverse that we’re about to encounter I think
Q: If you could have any Super powers in the world, what would it be in real life?
BW: Oh wow, Super power. You know, I think, this place really needs the power of understanding. I think I’d forego that from flying around and being invisible. unifying that we’re all one, yeah.
Q: What was your most memorable moment on set?
BW: No just harking back to, as I said before really when I was in England with Benedict and Chiwetel, it was like, you know, we were just looking at each other. This is great, just having this really sort of unified moment of just working with (them) once again, I personally feel like I’m the one that’s won the competition, you know. And then hey, you get to be in Dr. Strange and you get to work with these guys. It’s like oh yeah, and we pay you as well. Oh right, great. No, it’s fantastic, yeah.
A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.
***Disclosure: I attended the #DoctorStrangeEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***