During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sandra Oh, the talented star of HBO’s The Sympathizer, opened up about her upcoming comedy film and her love for the genre.

Known for her impressive roles in spy thrillers and dramas, Oh is branching out into the world of comedy with the announcement of her latest project, Good Fortune. Starring alongside comedy heavyweights Aziz Ansari, Seth Rogen, and Kristen Wiig, Oh shared her enthusiasm for the comedic genre.

When asked what she liked about comedy, Oh emphasized that it wasn’t just for a paycheck, but because it has a unique ability to connect with audiences. She explained that comedy is the quickest way to evoke a response from viewers and can effectively blend humor and tragedy. Oh believes that comedy has a universal appeal that other genres may not always achieve.

As she discussed her affinity for comedy, Oh agreed with Colbert’s observation that comedy can also be bittersweet. The actress shared her appreciation for comedy’s ability to entertain while simultaneously touching the audience’s hearts. She highlighted the deep place comedy can come from, often tapping into primal storytelling instincts that provoke emotional responses.

In addition to her comedic endeavors, Oh also discussed her role in the HBO miniseries The Sympathizer, based on the award-winning novel of the same name. Sharing insights about the show, Oh explained that it is a political spy thriller set during the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The series follows her character, the captain, a Vietnamese communist spy, as he navigates his life in exile as a refugee in Los Angeles.

To give audiences a taste of The Sympathizer, a clip from the series was shown during the interview. Although no setup was required, the clip shed light on Oh’s character and her complex relationship with a fellow cast member.

As the interview came to a close, Oh expressed her gratitude for being a part of The Sympathizer and informed the viewers that new episodes air on HBO every Sunday. The actress left the audience excited to see how her comedic talents intertwine with the intense storytelling of The Sympathizer.

So mark your calendars and tune in to HBO’s The Sympathizer to witness Sandra Oh‘s incredible range as an actress. In the meantime, catch her hilarious performance in Good Fortune, where she shares the screen with some of comedy’s biggest stars.