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Randall Park, Kim Jong Un Actor In 'The Interview,' Tells His Story

01/14/2015 04:11 EST | Updated 01/14/2015 04:59 EST
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Randall Park seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)

By now, you'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard about all of the hacks, controversy, outcry and debate that have revolved around Seth Rogen and James Franco's movie, "The Interview."

We've heard from a variety of celebrities, news outlets, network and studio heads in the weeks that followed Sony's decision to pull -- and then air -- the film in the wake of all the hacks and threats.

The one person who hasn't really spoken out following the hoopla is Randall Park, the very actor who portrayed Kim Jong Un in the film and therefore, arguably could have been the most likely to be threatened.

Park took the stage during the 2015 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour to talk about his new ABC comedy, "Fresh Off The Boat," but the conversation quickly turned to "The Interview" instead.

"Everything died down right after the movie came out, and I was still trying to piece in my head, everything together," he told reporters. "I still haven't fully pieced everything together as far as what that experience meant to me."

The actor, who has also appeared on "Veep" and "The Mindy Project," and had a role in "Sex Tape," admitted that he was never actually worried about the hacking situation, or that his personal information would be leaked.

"I was just really happy it came out and people got the chance to see the movie," he said.

"Nobody wanted to sit next to Randall on the set that week," joked "Fresh Off The Boat" executive producer Nahnatchka Khan.

 

Jokes aside, Park did admit to one extremely strange thing that resulted from doing the film and the hoopla that ensued.

"It was more just like ... crazy to turn on the news and they were talking about Kim Jong Un, but showing my face," he said.

"You confused the media!" said Park's "Boat" co-star Constance Wu.

"I am just glad that that whole chapter is done," Park added. "Now I'm looking forward to this show."

"Fresh Off The Boat" debuts Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC and repeats at 9:30 p.m. ET before moving to a double run, Tuesday at 8 p.m. timeslot the following week. As of this writing, no Canadian network has picked up the show.

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