‘Gyeongseong Creature’ Youngjun Choi “Soohyeon, bright and big… Look down at me for a while” [Ex’s Interview]


(Xports News Reporter Hyunji Yoon) Youngjun Choi, who played Lieutenant Kato in ‘Gyeongseong Creature’, explained the difficulties of acting in Japanese.

‘Gyeongseong Creature’ tells the story of two youths whose survival was everything in the spring of 1945, when the darkness of the era was deepest, as they confront a monster born of greed. Choi Young-jun played the role of Lieutenant Gato, the person who created Gyeongseong Creature, the monster of Gyeongseong.

Choi Young-jun, who showed off his excellent Japanese acting, said, “I looked down on Japanese because it was an easy language to learn, but then I found out that it was really difficult. “There were a lot of archaic words left, so there were a lot of difficult pronunciations,” he complained.

He said, “At the time, the center was Kyoto, so I tried to use the Kyoto dialect, but the Kyoto dialect now feels like Korea’s Busan dialect, so I thought it might be funny if it went global, so I decided to use the Tokyo dialect. Only Su-hyeon spoke in Kyoto, and the rest just spoke in Tokyo. ‘Our Blues’ While filming, I took non-face-to-face classes in Jeju. He added, “Rather than learning how to speak, we took classes to digest lines.”


He said, “I received up to 6 copies of the script from Jeju Island and gave classes. Obviously, I thought I said everything I heard, but I got tired of repeating my points. He even told the teacher, “I feel like I’m out of my mind, I’ll just run a lap,” and then take a 30-minute break. It was really difficult to talk. He explained, “I thought I would never act in a foreign language again.”

He never imagined that Japanese would be a barrier until he chose the work, and said, “After the third or fourth day of filming, the director said that the other Japanese characters would go out and speak Korean, so I thought it was a good thing, but the director came back and said, He said, “I was frustrated because the writer said that Kato could not be used.”

Next, about Han So-hee, who worked with him, he said, “It was fun with So-hee. I felt she was a very passionate person. I liked her because she was someone who was built on working hard. “I felt like I had been thinking about this a lot,” she said.

Also, regarding Su-hyeon, who played the role of Maeda, he said, “Su-hyeon seems like an American. “It’s bright and big (laughs),” he said. “It was time to film the scene where Maeda is waiting when the door is opened.” I was actually standing there filming the scene of Soo-hyun opening the door, and as soon as the door opened, the director cut while laughing. It turned out that it was because Soohyun was looking down too much. He also relayed the episode, saying, “The director asked me to look at it in front of you.”

‘Gyeongseong Creature’ is streaming on Netflix.

Photo = Netflix, Ace Factory

Reporter Hyunji Yoon yhj@xportsnews.com

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