Krista Marie Yu stars in ABC’s “Dr. Ken” playing Ken Jeong’s (Dr. Ken) daughter ‘Molly’. She can also be seen in “Love The Coopers” and “The Darkness”.
Check out our interview as we talked about acting, Dr. Ken, and more !
upfrontNY: What has been the highlight since you started acting?
Krista Marie Yu: Moving to LA to pursue my dreams! I feel so lucky that my friends, teachers, and family have supported me along the way.
upfrontNY: What was the moment like when you found out you were going to play Dr. Ken’s daughter?
Krista Marie Yu: It was a wonderful moment that I will never forget. I was working as a hostess at a restaurant and saw that my agents were calling. They told me I got the part and I was flooded with emotions. It’s my first big role, and I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to work as hard as I could to bring the best “Molly” to the Dr. Ken team. I strive everyday to positively influence, reflect, and give voice to our youth and Asian-American community in the media.
upfrontNY: Can you tell us about your character from the show, Molly and what has been the best part playing this role?
Krista Marie Yu: Molly is Ken and Allison Park’s 16 year-old daughter. She’s so much fun to play because she is smart, feisty, and fashionable! I think the best part of playing Molly is being able to learn from Ken, Suzy, and the rest of the cast everyday. They are fantastic role models. The second best part is Molly’s fantastic wardrobe!
upfrontNY: Have you had a favorite episode that you have filmed?
Krista Marie Yu: Wow, each episode is great in its own unique way. ‘Ken at the Concert’ holds a very special place in my heart because the episode really highlighted the parent-daughter relationship I’ve had growing up. All embarrassing moments aside, at the end of the day I honestly want my parents to know I love and appreciate them and everything they’ve given and taught me. Also, I will never ever forget Ken singing his boy band version of Emblem3’s ‘City Lights’.
upfrontNY: Along with Dr. Ken, you have been a part of exciting feature films including Love The Coopers. What was the most exciting part of filming this movie?
Krista Marie Yu: I went to school in Pittsburgh, so I was super excited to be back in the snow!
upfrontNY: What was it like filming 6 Miranda Drive and are you a fan of horror films?
Krista Marie Yu: It was great! It’s called the Darkness now. One of the coolest parts of making this film was getting together with the entire cast and having a read through of the script. I got to meet Ming-Na Wen, who has been one of my idols since the first time I saw Mulan! Horror films are SO terrifying to me. Even reading the script had me sleeping with the lights on for 2 weeks.
upfrontNY: When you are not acting, what do you like to do for fun?
Krista Marie Yu: I love being with my friends and cousins, finding a good latte, dancing, singing, cooking, baking… I also love going to local art fairs and farmers markets.