Interview: Benedict Wong and Director Edson Oda Talk About New Film ‘Nine Days’ [EXCLUSIVE]

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Nerds and Beyond recently had the pleasure of chatting with writer/director Edson Oda and actor Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange, Raya and the Last Dragon) to celebrate the release of their cerebral and magical new film Nine Days. We spoke about Oda’s uncle – his deeply personal inspiration for the film and the ways in which Wong tried to find moments of joy and humor while shooting such an emotionally heavy film.

Warning: Interview contains mild spoilers and discussion about mental health topics like depression and suicide.

Britt
Britt
Britt is a Los Angeles based writer, burlesque performer, and life long nerd. A former drama kid turned playwright and classic ambivert, (shout out fellow ambiverts! There are dozens of us! Dozens!) her love of books, snacks, and cats makes her a Ravenclaw with Hufflepuff leanings. She is a voracious reader, writer, and unapologetic binge-watcher. Her lifelong obsessions include Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Arrested Development, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Herbert's Dune series. Her current obsessions include: Sherlock, Black Mirror, The Great British Baking Show, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Counterpart. She will also gladly talk people's ears off about graphic novels if they let her, which they usually don't. Find Britt on Twitter @MsGeorgiaOQueef

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