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  Geeking out with Brian Tee

Geeking out with Brian Tee

Published : Oct 1, 2016, 10:19 pm IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2016, 10:19 pm IST

You can spot Brian Tee in some of your most beloved movie franchises — Mortal Kombat, The Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows and more.

Brian Tee
 Brian Tee

You can spot Brian Tee in some of your most beloved movie franchises — Mortal Kombat, The Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows and more.

Jurassic World, where he plays Hamada, a commander who comes to the park’s rescue, will soon have its premiere on Indian television. Read on to know more from Brian himself.


What made you sign up for the role of Hamada in Jurassic World I’ve been a huge fan of the Jurassic Park movies. It was one of the reasons why I wanted to be an actor. So when I found out that they were doing another movie in the franchise, I jumped at the opportunity. I would have done anything to be a part of it — if they wanted an extra leaf, I would be that! (laughs) It’s a fun movie that everyone can watch. I think everyone is fascinated by dinosaurs!

You also starred in TMNT 2. How was that experience I also love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — and am a fan of a lot of comics and movies. Playing Shredder in the live action movies, was a childhood dream come true.

You’ve been a part of some cult franchises — was this a conscious decision I’m a fanboy and a geek. Growing up, you can only imagine and dream that this would happen. I appreciate everything that I’ve worked for. For any kid out there dreaming, it is possible. Jurassic Park was definitely the most influential franchise of them all.

You spoke about wanting to be Marvel’s Prince Namor. What do you like about the character Namor has shades of grey but always ends up doing the right thing. I’ve played characters with an edge, played villains if not super villains — and he’s an anti-hero. When Marvel got the rights to Namor, I thought I’d be the perfect fit. There could be a possibility that he could be part Asian, since he’s from Atlantis and the way he was described so I’d love to take it up.

What are your thoughts on the lack of Asian representation in movies We’re in an incredible time now, where films have become international. More people are adapting as the cultures evolve, and are becoming more accepting of other cultures. It’s a slow climb but we’re moving in the right direction. When I was growing up, I didn’t see many people who looked like me on TV. If art imitates life, then the movie and television industry should do the same and progress.

You’re also a part of the series Chicago Med. Which do you enjoy more — movies or series What I like more depends on the character. I’m playing a man of service — a real-life hero on the series. It’s one of the best roles I’ve played.

Are there any future projects you can talk about If Marvel wants me, I would love to portray Namor. As for the future projects, working on Chicago Med takes up nine months of my year. We’ll just have to wait and see for what the summer holds.

(Jurassic World will premier on October 16, at 1 pm and 9 pm on Sony PIX)