An interview with Go Min-si released on December 30th contained a surprising admission from the actress regarding extreme weight loss. Overall the tone of the interview was fairly unambiguously positive. Go Min-si had high praise for director Lee Eung-bok, who once offered words of inspiration on the set via encouragement to succeed like Eun-yoo, the name of the character Go Min-si portrays. Go Min-si stated that she realized perseverance was the key to pulling together her acting of the character.
AdvertisementGo Min-si's weight, however, has attracted the most attention. In the interview Go Min-si claimed that at the time she filmed "The Witch: part 1. Subversion" she weighed fifty-seven kilograms. Purportedly she had gained weight deliberately for the role, to emphasize that she was playing a normal well-fed high school student. But the high school student she plays in "Sweet Home" has a very different background, having been forced to subsist in a post-apocalyptic environment filled with monsters.
Ironically Go Min-si did not have many scenes fighting with monsters. Director Lee Eung-bok made it clear that acting would be more key than action. Go Min-si expressed disappointment about this aspect of the production, and hopes that a possible second season would feature more action scenes involving the monsters. "Sweet Home" premiered on December 18th on Netflix. Go Min-si, alongside her "Sweet Home" co-star Lee Do-hyun, will be the leads in the upcoming drama "Youth of May" on jTBC.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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