by Lia Chang
Opening today, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.
In the Michael Crichton book, BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu had a much bigger role than the one he ended up having in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly, with BD Wong’s Dr. Henry Wu as the only Jurassic Park alum featured in Jurassic World.
Interview with BD Wong abot Jurassic World
Steven Spielberg returned to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Video from the red carpet.
Wong shared the evening with his family and friends.
Click below for a trailer of Jurassic World.
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Click here for the Henry Wu Jurassic World minifigure.
BD Wong received the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, Clarence Derwent and Tony Awards for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly – an unprecedented achievement. Television credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “All-American Girl,” “Oz,” “And the Band Played On,” “Awake,” HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” Film credits include Jurassic Park, Focus, The Freshman, Father of the Bride, Seven Years in Tibet, Executive Decision, The Salton Sea and Mulan. Broadway credits include the revivals of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pacific Overtures. Regional theatre credits include Herringbone (Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre). He is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man) (Harper Entertainment). He has been honored by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, The Anti-Violence Project, Lambda Legal and Marriage Equality New York. He is a board member of The Actors Fund and Rosie’s Theater Kids. He is a San Francisco native and holds an honorary M.F.A. from American Conservatory Theatre. This year, Wong is continuing his long standing relationship with La Jolla Playhouse as its latest Artist-in-Residence. @BD_WONG.
Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.