YEM: The show takes place in the 90s. Did you know a lot about the 90s before being on the show?
Ian: Haha, not at all. All the things we either had to search up or people would tell us about on set.
YEM: You’re also starring in “Shazam”! What was that like?
Ian: Filming Shazam was a really amazing experience. We had so much fun filming it, I would definitely do it so many more times again.
Photo by: Steve Wilkie & DC Comics
YEM: Are you a fan of superhero movies? Do you have a favorite superhero?
Ian: I actually wasn’t a big superhero fan before Shazam, but now I’m hooked. Besides Shazam (of course,) it would probably be Batman. I like him because he’s quite clever and has all the cool gadgets.
YEM: Can you tell us about your character?
Ian: Eugene Choi is a gamer, and part of the Vasquez foster family. He doesn’t play those roleplay “baby” games, oh no… he plays the most action-packed (and sometimes bloodiest) games of them all. To keep his energy up the whole time, he guzzles down soda and sometimes plays from the break of dawn to the set of the sun.
YEM: How is working on a tv show different from working on a movie?
Ian: Filming Shazam vs. Filming FOTB was very different. One of the main differences was how much closer we were on Shazam. On Fresh Off the Boat, everyone primarily lives in LA, so after filming, we just seperate our ways and go home. Not on Shazam, however! We all lived in the same hotel so the fun didn’t stop when the director yelled “cut!”