WandaVision's Randall Park Talks About Getting Into Fighting Shape For The Disney+ Series
Appearing on TBS' Conan, the actor speaks candidly about his missteps getting ready for a fight scene for the Marvel series.
On a recent appearance on TBS' Conan, Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat, Ant-Man and the Wasp) told host Conan O'Brien about his experiences doing a rare fight scene in WandaVision. In meticulous, self-deprecating style, Park told the host about the even more meticulous work Marvel's fight choreographers had to do with him on turning in the performance you can see in the clip below.
"It was thrilling," Park said. "I rarely get to do choreographed fight scenes… so the fact I got the chance to do that was so great." But while the clip above whizzes by in a few seconds and after some heavy hits land, Park noted that the process was anything but smooth.
Park said the preparation for the scene began "weeks before we shot that fight scene" and entailed daily work training and getting the staging correct. And before even that began, the actor explained, the fight coordinator asked Park to show their team how he sees the fight scene playing out. Park didn't give the details on what he pitched, but he cut to the chase: "I remember the coordinator, he was trying to be nice [but saying], 'Yeah, no, that's all wrong. That's not how one fights… you gotta make a fist. There's no slapping.'"
Further into the prep, Park added, the trainer pulled him aside and asked, "Why are you screaming so much? This is Marvel. There's no screaming during a fight."
Park appears in both the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp and the soon to be concluded Season 1 of WandaVision as Agent Jimmy Woo, an FBI agent working with S.W.O.R.D. The finale will air on March 5, and then on March 12 will be followed by the premiere of , a new documentary series of specials that will go behind the scenes of Marvel Cinematic Universe television shows and movies. The first episode of the latter series will take a deep dive on WandaVision.