‘Midnight’ Jin Ki-joo “Deaf role, learn sign language like learning English”

‘Midnight’ Jin Ki-joo expressed her feelings about playing the role of the deaf.

On the afternoon of the 21st, a preview and press conference for the movie ‘Midnight’ was held at CGV Yongsan I’Park Mall in Seoul. Director Kwon Oh-seung and actors Jin Ki-joo, Wi Ha-joon, Park Hoon, Gil Hae-yeon and Kim Hye-yoon attended.

Jin Ki-joo said, “I enjoyed reading the scenario from the first time I read it and I can’t hear the sound, but I was curious how it would be made into a movie because the process of learning sound information was drawn in detail.”

Jin Ki-joo said, “When I first learned sign language at a sign language school, I felt like I was going to an English academy for the first time when I was a child and learning a new language. English academies also ban our language for a while. The sign language school also has an implicit rule to lock the voice for a while. I thought that sign language is also a language.”

She continued, “Kyung-mi is a social life friend, so she uses handwriting when working at work. Although she is a friend who can speak oral language, I thought that it would not be easy to give feedback on whether the pronunciation I was making was accurate because there was no hearing person in my family. So I thought about those things and set it up.”

‘Midnight’ is a silent chase thriller in which a deaf person named Kyung-mi (Jin Ki-joo), who witnessed a midnight murder, becomes a new target for the two-faced serial killer Do-sik (Wi Ha-joon).

[Yang So-young, Star Today reporter]

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