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Ken Jeong Talks Kenan Thompson "Man Crush," Supporting Female Role Models at 'Wonder Park' Premiere

Ken Jeong / All Lights Film MagazineAfter a jam-packed year with the success of Crazy Rich Asians and The Masked Singer, Ken Jeong revealed he hit another recent highlight by working with Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson. The two voice beavers in upcoming animated film Wonder Park, and while voice recordings are typically done solo, Jeong and Thompson recorded their parts in the same booth.

 

"I think that honestly was the best because I don't get to do a lot of voiceovers with other actors," Jeong told The Hollywood Reporter at the film's Los Angeles premiere on Sunday, adding that he and the SNL star were constantly trying to make each other break. "I got a friend for life out of it, Kenan is kind of my man crush right now." 

Wonder Park tells the story of a 10-year-old girl, June, who imagines an amusement park filled with fantastical rides and talking animals that later comes to life.  

The fact that the film is led by a young girl is important to Jeong, he said, because "as a father of two twin daughters who are 11 years old, for them to have role models to look up to" is the main priority. Jeong brought up his recent hit Crazy Rich Asians as a prime example, saying that he thinks the four best characters in that movie are all women.