‘Humans are weaklings’: Gong Yoo on his takeaway from his new movie Seo Bok, Entertainment News

Earlier this month at a press conference in Seoul to advertise his new movie Seo Bok, Gong Yoo jokingly complained {that a} large chunk of his opening scene was chopped off.

He mentioned it was the primary scene he filmed, the place his character Ki-hun hugged a bathroom bowl and threw up. The 41-year-old intentionally misplaced weight to higher painting Ki-hun, who has a mind tumour and does not have lengthy to dwell.

“My neck harm for an entire week after I filmed that scene,” Gong Yoo mentioned.

Director Lee Yong-ju defined he was frightened some viewers would assume Ki-hun is throwing up from a hangover, so he made the exhausting name to forgo that scene.

In the movie, which opened in Singapore final week, Gong Yoo performs ex-intelligence agent Ki-hun, who has to guard Seo Bok (Park Bo-gum), the first-ever human clone who is presented with the key to everlasting life.

In a video interview offered to AsiaOne, Gong Yoo mentioned Ki-hun has a darkish historical past that traumatises him and he needed to isolate himself from the world.

“Even although you would not know what he had totally gone by in his previous, you sort of know he has survived many painful days. I wish to relay that impression to the viewers in Ki-hun’s first look, so I made my expressions look extra gloomy, sadder, and extra drained than a standard individual,” he mentioned.

“I put in quite a lot of effort to make it possible for Ki-hun made folks really feel he’s residing a tough life simply by his face.”

Seo Bok talks about life and dying, and Gong Yoo thinks audiences might need a extremely totally different and excessive interpretation of the movie, based mostly on their particular person perspective of issues.

His primary takeaway of the movie is that this: “Humans are weaklings who’ve a restrict on the size of their lives they usually can not escape from this concern that their lives would finish at some point.

“Similar to dealing with dying, I believe it is usually equally vital how we overcome that concern itself. More vital than questioning how lengthy we are able to dwell for, this movie makes me ponder how we must always greatest dwell for now, realizing that we now have restricted time.”

Watch our video to listen to extra from Gong Yoo on the movie and dealing with Bo-gum.

Seo Bok is now displaying in theatres in Singapore.

ALSO READ: What’s the 1 thing that Gong Yoo really wants but can’t get?


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