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Ali Wong & Steven Yeun Talk Being Messy, Relatable Haters in New Dramedy Series Beef

Ali Wong & Steven Yeun Talk Being Messy, Relatable Haters in New Dramedy Series Beef

Ali Wong & Steven Yeun Talk Being Messy, Relatable Haters in New Dramedy Series Beef

Out chatted with the two stars about their new series from Netflix and A24.

Got Beef? Ali Wong and Steven Yeun sure do in their wild, hilarious new dramedy series!

From A24 and Netflix, creator Lee Sung Jin's Beef is a tangled, complex web of drama filled with all sort of twists and turns that you'll probably never see coming.

Beef "follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers," the series' official description reads. "Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life."

Out got the chance to chat with the two lead stars to talk about being the best kind of haters, what advice they would give to their characters if they could, what it's like getting to play fleshed-out, layered people on-screen, and more.

"You do see her repress it, and see how much it just eats away at her," actress and comedy icon Ali Wong said when asked about her character Amy, a Southern California businesswoman on the verge of a life-changing deal but at risk of losing it all, and getting to portray her in all of her relatable (sometimes hateful) glory. "Playing that, and the nuances of that was challenging. But a lot of it was liberating too. It was all the things."

"For him, he has this self-righteousness about being truthful in his expression, which is also rooted in this protectiveness of self-survival," Oscar nominee Steven Yeun told Out when asked about playing Danny, a struggling handyman who is trying to make ends meet but who doesn't always make the most level-headed, moral decisions. "I think Danny is a survivor in that way, and I think a lot of his bad decisions come from just trying to survive. You can play in the grey if you think the machine is designed to oppress you. I've thought that too. I'm a hater too."

Beef is now streaming on Netflix.

BEEF | Official Trailer | NetflixRevenge is best served raw. Watch the official trailer for BEEF, an upcoming Netflix series starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong

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