Actor Ali Wong has discussed the sex scenes in the new Netflix thriller Beef. The series traces the consequences of a road rage altercation between Danny Cho – played by Steven Yeun – and Wong’s Amy Lau. Be warned, this article contains spoilers.
Beef also focuses on Amy’s unhappy marriage. At one point, she decides to have extramarital sex with an older man. Discussing the purpose behind the scene, Wong told Digital Spy: “It’s just that Amy has a lot of shame about… When she says in the finale, ‘I don’t want anybody to see me’ – you know, so many people desperately want to be seen, and she’s like, ‘Oh, no, I really don’t want people to see me’”.
“That’s one of those things that she doesn’t want people to see, you know?” Wong added. “She’s done something she wouldn’t even tell a best friend, and probably wouldn’t write even in a journal because she’d be too scared of someone reading it and finding out. That’s why she has the blanket over her head.”
The actor and comedian went on to discuss the scene in which Amy is seen masturbating with a gun. “I wouldn’t even call it problematic,” she argued. “I would just say it is what it is. But for her, she doesn’t feel comfortable with anybody seeing it, you know?” You can read our explanation of the Beef finale here.