Diana Bang: Profile, Movies, and Her Appearances as Park Sook-yin in ‘The Interview’

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Get To Know Canadian Actress — Diana Bang

Diana Bang is an actress and writer based in Vancouver, Canada. She was born in Canada in 1981. Even though she is Canadian, she has Asia blood because her parents were from South Korea. Diana Bang is known for acting as Park Sook-yin in ‘The Interview’ and as Tabby Song in ‘Entanglement’ movie. In this article, Channel-Korea will explain all about Diana Bang~ Stay tuned.

Diana Bang Profile

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  • Full Name: Diana Bang
  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1981
  • Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Height: 5′ 1″ (1.55 m)
  • Sibling(s): Andrea Bang (sister)
  • Occupation: Actress, Writer
  • Years active: 2008 – present
  • Education: Psychology and Geography, University of British Columbia

Diana Bang’s Ethnicity

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Diana Bang’s parents had immigrated from Korea to Canada. She was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, along with Andrea Bang, her sister. They all pursued acting as their career. Andrea Bang once said in an interview that, as with her parents who immigrated from Korea, she thought it was “distressing” that she and her sister, Diana, had chosen to pursue their acting careers.

Diana Bang’s Appearances in Movies and Drama

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Diana Bang successfully pursued her acting career in Canada. Along with Marlene Dong, Nelson Wong, and Kuan Foo, Diana is one of a member of the Asian Canadian sketch comedy troupe called Assaulted Fish. Diana has been making her appearances in film and television series since 2008.

Here’s some of Diana Bang’s list of film and series:

  • Aliens in America (2008)
  • The Troop (2009)
  • The Edge of the Garden (2011)
  • Panmunjom (2012)
  • Lost Lagoon (2012)
  • Bates Motel (2014)
  • The Interview (2014)
  • Entanglement (2017)
  • Unspeakable (2019)
  • The Order (2020)
  • Away (2020)
  • The Astronauts (2020)
  • Coffee & Kareem (2020)

Diana Bang’s Appearances on The Interview

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The Interview is an American political action comedy film starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randal Park, Diana Bang, and many more.

Diana Bang was auditioned for the role and cast as Sook-yin Park. Sook is a charismatic North Korean propaganda minister and Kim Jong-un’s right-hand lady. In an interview, she said, “Basically, when the two main characters played by Seth and James come to North Korea, I act as their tour guide and let them see only what I want them to see,” She also said that her role was really powerful, intelligent and badass. “Sook is very strong and feisty, and I think I have that in me. That’s very much tied to me being small and short and wanting to put up a fight.”

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When asked about the most challenging things from her role in an interview, Diana answered, “I’d say the most challenging was trying to speak Korean when I was just given new dialogue right before shooting. I generally need to practice Korean before I can say it properly and with ease, so having to get things translated by random Korean extras and then being able to say it properly soon after was a challenge. I’m sure there is tons of footage of me speaking gibberish rather than Korean.”

Before the film was released, it received over $1 million on its opening day. The language of the movie is English and Korean. Unfortunately, the film is not screened in South Korea or North Korea because of the pro and contra.

Check out the trailer, and the cast thoughts of Diana Bang here:

 

Diana Bang’s Appearance on Entanglement

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Entanglement is a Canadian romantic comedy-drama starring by Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang, Randal Edwards, etc. The film tells the story of a single and newly divorced man who falls in love with a woman who turns out to be his former half-sister.

Diana plays role as Tabby. Tabby is Ben’s neighbour, friend, or potential love interest, and she supports Ben on his journey. She’s the one who’s kind of his rock and kind of his ground-breaking strength in this movie, while the other cast, Hannah, the adoptive sister, is a kind of confusion.

The film was released on May 19, 2017 in Seattle International Film Festival, and February 9, 2018 in Canada.

Check out the trailer of Entanglement here:

Diana Bang’s Sister, Andrea Bang

Left: Diana Bang, Right: Andrea Bang

Diana’s sister, Andrea Bang, is an actress and writer too, based in Canada. Andrea was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, on May 2, 1989. She was best known for her act in the CBC sitcom ‘Kim’s Convenience’Andrea has pursued her acting career since 2015. She mostly acted in comedy television series.

Andrea once uploaded a funny video on Youtube titled ‘Ajummas: Search for the Missing Tambourine’ years ago. The video tells the story of two sisters who steals a tambourine to get some fun. The video featured her sister, Diana, and some of their friends doing the narration and voice-over. Check out the Bang’s sister’s funny video here:

Also, check out their appearances together on Convos TV here:

 

 

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