Director Bang Woo Ri revealed the secret behind Han Hyo Joo’s appearance in “20th Century Girl”.
On October 19th, a press conference for Netflix’s new movie “20th Century Girl” was held at CGV Yongsan I-Park Mall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, with the attendance of director Bang Woo Ri and actors Kim Yoo Jung, Byun Woo Seok, Park Jung Woo, Noh Yun Seo.
On this day, director Bang commented on Han Hyo Joo’s surprise appearance, saying, “Han Hyo Joo took on the role of the adult version of Bora. When I wrote the script while thinking about actress Kim Yoo Jung, I naturally thought of Han Hyo Joo. It naturally came to mind because I know both of them.”
The director continued, “It’s a small role, but she was willing to take it because of Yoo Jung. I am grateful for their beautiful friendship. In addition, Ryu Seung Ryong, Ong Seong Woo, Gong Myung, and Park Hae Joon had small but fun appearances. It would be more fun to watch through the movie.”
“20th Century Girl” depicts a memory of 1999 recorded in a videotape that arrived one winter, a first love observation romance that takes place when a 17-year-old girl, Bora, pretends to be her love cupid to fulfill the first love of her best friend Yeondoo. It is director Bang Woo Ri’s first feature film debut.
Kim Yoo Jung takes on the role of 17-year-old Na Bora, who becomes a love cupid for her best friend Yeondoo’s first love. Byun Woo Seok plays Pung Woon Ho, Baek Hyun Jin’s best friend and Bora’s target. Park Jung Woo plays Baek Hyun Jin, Yeondoo’s first love and king of Wooam High School, and Noh Yoon Seo plays Kim Yeondoo, who falls in love with Baek Hyun Jin.
The movie will be released on Netflix on October 21st.