Kangin said, “After receiving the script I personally approached the director to tell him I want to do it. I asked, ‘I really want to try. Can I do it? I guess it will be difficult?’”
He explained why he was so persistent, “As it’s a really good screenplay, I assumed there would be a lot of actors willing to take the role. I knew it would be difficult, but I was thankfully given the opportunity. [The movie is] about just a breakup and a reunion, but I really like the idea that even a breakup can become a very beautiful memory.”
On the filming process, which took place last year, Kangin remarked, “The setting is autumn, but we filmed in the winter. We even had our first snow.”
He laughed and continued, “There were a lot of difficulties so anyone had the right to grumble, but all the actors and staff encouraged one another and completed filming with a fighting spirit.”
With a sheepish smile, he said, “For me, it was a good experience to play a lead role in a movie. It’s not really an ambition for acting, but if given the opportunity I want to do it all. I want to experience a lot, and as I [take on more roles] I believe I will get better.”
“The Cat Funeral” is a movie adaptation of the popular webtoon of the same name and tells the story of two ex-lovers who reunite after the cat they raised together dies. Kangin will be starring alongside actress Park Se Young. The film is slated for a January 15 release.