[INTERVIEW] Yoon Jung-hee - Part 1 2010/05/20, Source, Yoon Jung-hee says ""Poetry" is worthy of winning best picture at Cannes"
Veteran Korean actress Yoon Jung-hee [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Here is a truly unbelievable story that one must believe. When Yoon Jung-hee was at the peak of her popularity in her career, she won an award at a film festival and went on a car parade in downtown Seoul. And what is even more unbelievable is that she left that popularity behind and left for France as she had planned. She was the biggest star to have graced the history of Korean film, an actress who keeps getting scripts even after she went to France and still has a fan club. And she chose director Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry" as her comeback movie, her first in fifteen years. What kind of a life does this actress live? We asked Yoon Jung-hee about her life and her films. Q: You have been doing a lot of interviews with the press in time with the opening of film "Poetry". This kind of an experience is a first for you, isn't it? Yoon: It is a first. When I was at the top of my game, I didn't have time and in many cases, reporters would come to the set or come in groups. But with this movie, I felt like it was my responsibility to truly inform people about this wonderful movie rather than just loving "Poetry" and leaving it after I had finished my work as an actress. I am learning a lot of new things doing interviews with new people, so I like it,...More
[INTERVIEW] Yoon Jung-hee - Part 2 2010/05/20, Source,
Veteran Korean actress Yoon Jung-hee [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] Q: What did director Lee Chang-dong tell you about your acting? Yoon: I really liked how he coached me on my acting. He wrote the script, directed the film and even offered various ideas of Mi-ja that he had imagined of. During my conversations with director Lee Chang-dong, I was able to see a side of Yoon Jung-hee that I had not known about. We talked a lot and got along very well, so we were able to work hard on the film. Even in the scene that I shot thirty-five times, I could keep immersing myself into the character because I had something in common with her. Like Mi-ja, I too sometimes lose myself and become self-absorbed. (laugh) Another similarity is that I don't take anything in life for granted, not even the smallest thing, and I can lose myself in the beauty of it,...More
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