Best Quotes from Benedict Wong

In terms of representation, television is reflecting an era that has passed. It’s the wrong time; it’s the wrong period. In all sorts of television, it doesn’t feel like the 21st century.

Benedict Wong

Honestly, I was watching Marvel films and was always crestfallen: Where are the super-Asians? People are looking to be represented by their heroes.

Benedict Wong

I’ve been really pleasantly surprised by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ I’d never really heard of that gang before, that comic series before. And I think when you go into those, watching those sort of films, you watch them with no expectation as well, so you’re always kind of pleasantly surprised, I think.

Benedict Wong

I’d like to helm my own series. Something British.

Benedict Wong

I’m in the loners’ society. I don’t want to classify myself as anything.

Benedict Wong

It’s really hard because obviously people label you as a British East Asian actor. And I’m just from Salford; it’s where I was born.

Benedict Wong

In America, you’re just an American. You’re accepted. It doesn’t matter that you’re of whatever race. If anything, I’m British, and that’s it. So let’s just get on with it, really.

Benedict Wong

Occasionally, when you do a take, and – what I kind of sort of like is asking for a PPB – Personal Play Back.

Benedict Wong

Khan let Polo be his eyes and ears. He was the first one to build a bridge between East and West.

Benedict Wong

I feel like we are reintroducing historical figures, with the explorer Marco Polo and the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol empire, the trading place that everybody wanted to get involved in.

Benedict Wong

Kublai noticed this uncommon perception that Marco Polo has, with the idea to explain and talk about his country so vividly that he can see it.

Benedict Wong

Bruce Lee has always been a hero of mine, and the choreography in ‘Enter The Dragon’ is amazing.

Benedict Wong

Ridley Scott is a cinematic master and a great man. It was a real honour working with him on ‘Prometheus.’

Benedict Wong

We watched a lot of Hong Kong action movies in my house when I was growing up.

Benedict Wong

Customer freedom! Don’t dictate how I want to watch my TV!

Benedict Wong

In Kazahkstan, you would drive five hours outside the city to where roads sort of stop being roads, and it was just in the mountains and deathly quiet. And you could only really hear the clumping of the horses, and it was a sort of a beautiful silence. Like it enveloped you.

Benedict Wong

I remember getting my mum to drive me to watch a Jackie Chan film when I was, like, eleven and trying to tell them I was fifteen.

Benedict Wong

People call me Benny. And as long as they put Benedict on my paycheck, I don’t care.

Benedict Wong

When you’re a kid that’s spent all your pocket money buying Spider-Man comics, and then as an adult, you’re in the Marvel Universe, and you get to meet Stan Lee – it’s wonderful.

Benedict Wong

Let’s bang the gong and chime for more Asian superheroes. The gatekeepers can certainly open the door – there’s a wealth of East Asian talent around, and that needs to be tapped into.

Benedict Wong