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Actor Jimmy O. Yang Talks ‘Patriots Day’ Experience


Actor Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) takes on his most challenging role to date with Patriots Day, the latest collaboration of director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg. During the press conference, Yang talked about playing Dun Meng, the carjacking victim who escaped from Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Jimmy O. Yang - "Patriots Day"
Opened 12/21/16 in NY, Boston, & LA. Opens 1/13/17 nationwide.

Whether it’s their ability to find humor in darker subject matter or the ability to stay in the moment, comedians often make a smooth transition to dramatic acting. For Jimmy O. Yang, working with Patriots Day filmmaker Peter Berg was a fruitful experience.

“Just going to rehearsals with Pete (Berg) and talking to Pete just gave me a lot of confidence,” said Yang. “Coming from a comedy background, I was very comfortable with improving, especially ¬†on Silicon Valley, working with Pete (deals with) a lot of improvisation. I just jumped in and it was great. All that training paid off.”

Click on the media bar to hear Yang talk about prepping for Patriots Day and eventually becoming great friends with Dun (Danny) Meng (Yang references actor Themo Melikidze, who plays Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in the clip):

Patriots Day, co-starring Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons, is now playing nationwide.

Greg Srisavasdihttps://deepestdream.com
I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at editor@deepestdream.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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