During the conference, Shin shared her positive feelings about working opposite one of Korea’s best actors. “The fact that I was able to work with Song Kang Ho was a big honor for me,” said the actress. “I have a long ways to go, but I was really surprised to get this special opportunity… I had a lot of concerns but Song Kang Ho helped a lot and led the way.”
“Now I’m in love with him,” Shin added laughingly.
Song Kang Ho addressed the 23-year age discrepancy between the onscreen pairing. “I’m afraid people might shrivel from embarrassment, seeing two actors with huge age gaps work together,” he said with a smile.
He also joked about his tough guy image. “It’s my fourth time playing a mob role, but I’ve been getting promoted every time and now I’m the boss! I think being a mobster is the perfect job to show a character’s dramatic life, and that’s why it appears a lot in Korean movies.”
“Blue Salt” is about the complicated relationship between an ex-mafia boss and an assassin who has been hired to kill him.