Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’ gave thanks for the breakthrough of 1 million. Photo|Pan Cinema
[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]
Director Lee Issac Chung of “Minari” and actors Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, Alan Kim and Noel Kate Cho thanked the Korean audience.
The film “Minari” won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 93rd Academy Awards last month, winning the third 1 million viewers of this year’s release. As a result, directors and actors sent greetings.
First of all, director Lee Isaac Chung said, “Hello, I’m director Jung Isaac of ‘Minari’. Thanks to the love of Korean audiences, ‘Mina Lee’ has surpassed 1 million viewers. Even when the theater was difficult due to COVID-19, we were able to come all the way here with your support and love. “Thank you very much,” she said, expressing her sincere gratitude to South Korea for its enthusiastic support for “Minari.”
Actor Steven Yeun said, “Hello, I’m Steven Yeon. I’m very happy to hear that ‘Minari’ has surpassed 1 million viewers. That’s very good news. “Thank you very much for all the love and support you have given to the movie.” “May is Family Month. I hope you have a good time with your family. Thank you again for your support and please continue to support ‘Minari’. “Thank you very much,” he said. “I wish you a warm family month in May.
Actress Han Ye-ri said, “Hello, I’m actress Han Ye-ri who plays Monica in ‘Minari’. I heard that it’s over a million. Thank you so much. It wouldn’t have been easy for you to come to the theater with Covid-19. Thank you for taking such a long walk, supporting us, and supporting us. Please continue to show lots of love and support for ‘Minari’. Thank you very much.”
Actress Youn Yuh-jung, who became the first Asian actress to win the best supporting actress award at American and British Academy Awards, said, “Hello, I’m Youn Yuh-jung, who plays Soon-ja in ‘Minari’. Even in this difficult situation, I’d like to thank you for hearing that our movie has reached 1 million viewers. Thank you so much, for loving our movie,” she said, expressing her gratitude to the Korean audience for their enthusiastic interest and support in “Minari.”
“I’d like to ask you a favor. Guys, don’t download it. You have to come to the theater and watch it so that our filmmakers can take courage to make a better movie. I didn’t let my family or my brother watch it until the movie was released. I’m sorry, thank you,” she said. “I cheered for the filmmakers who are putting all their efforts into good work,” and said hello with a bright smile.
“Hello, I’m Alan Kim, who plays David in ‘Minari’. I can’t believe 1 million people watched water parsley. I’m so happy! Thanks a lot. I hope everyone stays healthy and safe. “See you in Korea next time,” he said. “I am very happy with the news of 1 million viewers for her debut film, “Minari.” Alan Kim won the Best Child Actor Award at the 26th Critics Choice Awards, drawing keen attention for his work.
Finally, actor Noel Kate Cho, who is a deep-seated eldest daughter who knows how to comfort her mother in ‘Minari’ and was loved by the audience for her brother’s reliable sister ‘Ann’, said, “Hello, I’m Noel Kate Cho, who plays ‘Ann’ in ‘Minari’. Congratulations on 1 million viewers! “Thank you for loving ‘Minari’ a lot, and I’ll say hello in Korea next time,” she said, hoping to visit Korea with Alan Kim.
“Minari,” which depicts the journey of a Korean family who moved to the U.S. in the 80s, was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Music at the 93rd Academy Awards. By winning 112 awards around the world, she was recognized for her excellent directing and fantastic acting ensemble of actors Steven Ye-yeon, Han Ye-ri, Youn Yuh-jung, Alan Kim and Noel Kate Cho. Released on March 3, “Minari” surpassed 1 million viewers in two months, cruising to the box office.
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