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WandaVision star Randall Park reveals he got a COVID-19 vaccine in September

WandaVision star Randall Park reveals he got a COVID-19 vaccine in September because he joined a vaccine trial

Randall Park revealed during an interview on The Talk on Friday, January 29, 2021 that he received a COVID-19 vaccine back in September 2020, because he had joined the vaccine trials.

The 46-year-old TV and movie star explained that he joined the trial after his friend and fellow actor Ken Jeong told him they were looking for Asian candidates for the vaccine trials.

Randall didn’t know if he had the placebo or the actual vaccine administered until they told him on Thursday that he actually did receive the vaccine in September during the trials.

A man of science: Randall Park revealed during an interview on The Talk on Friday, January 29, 2021 that he received a COVID-19 vaccine back in September 2020, because he had joined the vaccine trials

 The actor, who stars as Agent Jimmy Woo on the Marvel/Disney+ series WandaVision, sat down for a virtual interview with The Talk, airing on Friday.

Randall said: ‘I just found out that I’ve been vaccinated against Covid since September of last year.’

The Talk host Carrie Anne Inaba asked him: ‘How did this happen?’

He explained: ‘Around September of last year I was on the phone with my friend and yours, Ken Jeong, Dr. Ken. And he was telling me about this vaccine trial that was taking place, and they were looking for Asian candidates.’

Really cool! The 46-year-old TV and movie star explained that he joined the trial after his friend and fellow actor Ken Jeong told him they were looking for Asian candidates for the vaccine trials

Really cool! The 46-year-old TV and movie star explained that he joined the trial after his friend and fellow actor Ken Jeong told him they were looking for Asian candidates for the vaccine trials

Speaking out: Randall didn't know if he had the placebo or the actual vaccine administered until they told him on Thursday that he actually did receive the vaccine in September during the trials; seen with The Talk's Carrie Ann Inaba

Speaking out: Randall didn’t know if he had the placebo or the actual vaccine administered until they told him on Thursday that he actually did receive the vaccine in September during the trials; seen with The Talk’s Carrie Ann Inaba

Ken, 51, who became a household name in Knocked Up, Role Models, Community, The Hangover franchise and Crazy Rich Asians, is actually a doctor; he graduated from Duke University in 1990 and got his MD at the UNC School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center in  New Orleans.

He practiced medicine in LA beginning in 1998 but on the side performed at improv clubs, eventually leading to TV and movie roles.

He gave up his practice in 2006 to pursue acting full time. 

Randall continued during his interview on The Talk: ‘And you know, I was thinking, oh that’s interesting. Then, I found out it was near my home, not far, and I was bored because it was pandemic.’

Candid: Randall continued during his interview on The Talk: 'And you know, I was thinking, oh that's interesting. Then, I found out it was near my home, not far, and I was bored because it was pandemic'

Candid: Randall continued during his interview on The Talk: ‘And you know, I was thinking, oh that’s interesting. Then, I found out it was near my home, not far, and I was bored because it was pandemic’

Adding: ‘I was stuck in the house. And I was like, maybe I should donate my body to science.’

Randall said: ‘ I figured it would be my way of kind of, fighting this thing happening throughout the world. So, I enlisted in the trial. And I didn’t know if I got the placebo, or the actual vaccine, but I just found out yesterday that I got the vaccine.’

Randall currently stars in the Marvel/Disney+ series WandaVision; he became a household name on The Office, The Interview, Fresh Off the Boat, Aquaman, and Always Be My Maybe.

He is married to actress Jae Suh Park and the couple have a daughter named Ruby, eight. 

In character: Randall currently stars in the Marvel/Disney+ series WandaVision; he became a household name on The Office, The Interview, Fresh Off the Boat, Aquaman, and Always Be My Maybe; seen in Fresh Off the Boat in 2015

In character: Randall currently stars in the Marvel/Disney+ series WandaVision; he became a household name on The Office, The Interview, Fresh Off the Boat, Aquaman, and Always Be My Maybe; seen in Fresh Off the Boat in 2015

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