In a recent interview actress Go Min-si had some choice comparisons between the directing styles of Park Hoon-jung of "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" and Lee Eung-bok who directed "Sweet Home" both of which featured Go Min-si in notable roles. The 2020 Netflix drama and the 2018 film both cast Go Min-si as a high school student and both deal in supernatural phenomena. However, the differences between Go Min-si's character in either differ substantially from one another, as Go Min-si explained.
AdvertisementSome people, according to Go Min-si, tend to think of the characters as similar because both will use colorful language. However, Myeong-hee in "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion" tends to speak in a cutesey manner, emphasized by her use of the Chungcheong dialect, with dialects at the time being fashionable for demonstrating such charms. Eun-yoo of "Sweet Home" is much colder, and in general more introspective.
Eun-yoo is also a ballerina, which prompted Go Min-si to undergo ballet training for two months to better understand the character. This also prompted significant weight loss on Go Min-si's part. However, when it came to the stage both Park Hoon-jung and Lee Eung-bok encouraged Go Min-si to ad-lib. According to Go Min-si, both directors had strong confidence in the ability of their performers to embody their characters, possibly explaining why the actors in their works get so much attention from fans.
Written by William Schwartz
"Sweet Home" is directed by Lee Eung-bok, written by Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min-II, Park So-jung-I, and features Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Lee Do-hyun, Kim Nam-hee-I, Go Min-si. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/12/18, Fri on Netflix.
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 email@example.com. 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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