On March 4th the mother of child actor Kim Kang-hoon posted a video to her son's Instagram account featuring behind the scenes footage of "Mouse" where her son is currently appearing. The move was prompted by calls of concerns that Kim Kang-hoon was in some way being traumatized by the drama's horrific serial killer subject matter. However, as his mother explains, acting is just acting to Kim Kang-hoon, and he completes the brutal scene shown none the worse for wear and goes right back to being a kid.
Kim Kang-hoon is only eleven years old but widely understood to be a serious professional actor. While often appearing as the younger version of a main character he also has several credits as his own named character, with "Mouse" being only the latest example. Others include "Children of Nobody", "Clean with Passion for Now", and "When the Camellia Blooms".
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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