Veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung looked back on her career through an honest and friendly talk show
On October 6th, Youn Yuh-jung attended the 28th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s Actors’ House, which was held at the KNN Theater in Haeundae, Busan.
Introduced for the first time in 2021, Actors’ House is a special program that invites actors representing the contemporary Korean film industry to talk about their acting careers. This year, it features John Cho, Song Joong-ki, Han Hyo-joo and Youn Yuh-jung.
Youn Yuh-jung stood in front of the public after a while and revealed various stories after she won Best Supporting Actress with the movie “Minari” at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.
She said, “I’ve been avoiding interviews after winning the Oscar. I’m not good at dealing with interview questions and my answers may sound like I’m bragging. I tried to refuse them all but got caught by chance this time”, drawing laughter.
During the official photo session, Youn Yuh-jung refused to do the poses that actors often make during photo time. She said, “I’m already 77 years old. So I’m going to live and die the way I want”, revealing her honest thoughts.
She frankly said, “I don’t understand some poses that actresses do and I didn’t pose like that even in the past. You can just take pictures of me when I’m sitting down like this.”
Later, the actress looked back on her career and confessed, “I think I didn’t suit the traditional convention. I’ve never received all good responses for my acting style. People say I’m weird and I’ve been living thinking that I’m not like others. So even when talking about my representative works, I often think of things like ‘How hardworking I was when filming it?’”.
Regarding her Oscar award, Youn Yuh-jung said, “I think I was very lucky”, adding “You don’t even have to respect me. Isn’t living someone else’s life the job of an actor? Rather than performing something like an artist, I just want to master the character. You will gain recognition if you work hard.”
Meanwhile, BIFF, which began on the 4th, will screen hundreds of movies from 69 countries and end on the 13th.