Director of Old Boy Regrets Not Treating Yoo Yeon Seok Better
Celebrating ten years since the release of the world renowned film Old Boy, director Park Chan Wook talked about Yoo Yeon Seok, who is currently rising in popularity.
On November 21, director Park Chan Wook participated in a re-release of Old Boy at the CGV theaters located in Youngdeungpo.
He talked about the overwhelming emotion of watching Old Boy after 10 years and shared his experiences at the Cannes Film Festival with the movie.
The director also mentioned Yoo Yeon Seok, whose fame is currently rising with tvN’s Reply 1994. Yoo Yeon Seok acted in Old Boy as Yoo Ji Tae’s child actor.
“These days, I think If I knew he was going to be this successful, I would have been nicer and given him closer shots.”
On casting Yoo Yeon Seok, Park Chan Wook said he needed to find an actor who looked like Yoo Ji Tae, but reassured he didn’t just cast him because of his looks. “He’s very good at acting. When we were filming the scene in the chemistry room with Yoon Ji Seo, I was worried that it might be hard for a rookie actor to do, but after he worried a bit, he tried very hard and created that scene.”
He later bought the actors a drink and praised them for their excellent acting.
Meanwhile, the re-release of Old Boy came out on November 21.
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