Paul Sun Hyung Lee of Kim’s Convenience fame remembers seeing his first film in the theater at the age of 5. His dad took him to see Star Wars.
Today, Lee can be seen on the other side of the screen as a fighter pilot in two recent episodes of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.
That means he’s gotten to see Baby Yoda up close.
“I made friend’s with the props department,” he told The CBC. “He is really like a baby. The silicone, the skin is soft and you truly believe that he is alive. You can’t help but getting lost in his eyes.”
In fact, Lee thinks Baby Yoda is so real he can imagine having him over for dinner.
“I would personally love to have the child over, Baby Yoda, because you know he would eat everything. There’s something called Kim chi soondubu jjigae which is like a nice soft tofu soup. I would give him a little cup of Korean stew to have him to have him just sort of sit, and I would just watch,” said the Korean-Canadian actor.
He plays rebel pilot and Captain Carson Teva. He got the part after reuniting with director Deborah Chow, an old friend when the two worked together at the Toronto’s Factory Theatre. The two met again in Los Angeles during a celebration in Los Angeles of Asians in the media.
Chow who has directed episodes of The Mandalorian mentioned that the executive producer of the show enjoyed Lee on Kim’s Convenience and wanted to write Lee a part.
“A Korean Canadian in the Star Wars universe gives hope to a lot of people that dreams do come true. That this is attainable. That’s Star Wars in a nutshell for me,” he told the CBC in an earlier interview.
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