If you saw the trailer for Netflix upcoming romantic comedy, Always Be My Maybe and felt it was taken directly to you, it could be because it was something. In a recent interview with New York magazine, via Vulture, star and co-author Randall Park talked about how Always Be My Maybe was made thanks to fan support after Ali Wong randomly mentioned in a interview that the couple thought about making a romantic comedy together.
In September 2016, the comedian and author told The New Yorker shortly after Wong became a comedy star with the release of her Netflix standup special, Baby Cobra that she and Park had run around the idea of making "our version" of Then Harry Met Sally for years. The throwaway commentary received much attention from journalists and fans on social media who demanded to see Wong and Parks rom-com right away . The two comedians soon began to call the movie's script. The only problem? They were not actually working on it yet.
I don't think it would have happened without the article on the article, Park said, referring to a culture article published in 2016 and asking Hollywood to make the movie a reality. "After that, both our respective teams came overwhelmed with calls to the script, and we thought we should write it."
Wong said something similar about the project in a recent interview with Vanity Fair where she admitted that the Internet would "in principle" Always be my maybe to exist after the fans had gone over the possibility of a romantic comedy with Wong and Park. "We started getting all these calls from people like" We want to make the movie, "she says." And we were like, "We haven't even written it yet." "
While the movie may have only been written and produced Within the last two years, Wong and Park have spoken about it for a long time, and used their own lives and long-term friendship as inspiration for their characters. Wong told New York magazine that when Park first mentioned the idea back in 2016, she thought she intended to write something to another actress to steal in front of him, "Anne Hathaway or something," she said. "And then he was like," No. I think it should be something we write together and that you and I stand together. ""
They also intended the film to include lots of Asian-American representation and cast actors like Daniel Dae Kim, Keanu Reeves and Vivian Bang in key roles. "What happens when you fill a movie with many Asian American people are being people. They don't have to be the Asian person in the movie, "Wong explained.
Of course, there is another reason why Kim and Reeves were thrown into the movie; Wong recently (fun) admitted on Ellen DeGeneres Show that she wrote the movie as an excuse to kiss beautiful men. "I kiss many men," Wong asked about her trio of love interests in the movie. "It's like, who wrote this movie right? I kiss many sexy men. I kiss Daniel Dae Kim. I kiss Keanu Reeves. I basically made Netflix all the money on a movie so I could kiss Daniel Dae Kim and Keanu Reeves. "
It turns out that Always be My Maybe was wish star for his star as well as fans, when Wong acknowledged that she experienced" pure joy "during filming with Kim." He improvised to lift me. up, and it was even more exciting than kissing Keanu because I told my best friend, "He raised me up and that wasn't a problem for him." It was so sexy to me, "she told Ellen DeGeneres "He doesn't swear or anything."
Of the sounds of it, Always be My Maybe make all kinds of dreams come true, and it hasn't even officially dropped on Netflix yet. through.