On June 14, Lee Je Hoon attended an interview about his upcoming movie “Anarchist from Colony” and talked about how difficult it was to take on the role of Park Yeol, a real life independent activist during Japan’s occupation over Korea.
Lee Je Hoon stated, “More than half of my lines were in Japanese. Because I had to act instead of simply saying the lines, this movie was a quite burdensome and difficult. I felt fortunate to have gotten the role, but it was a huge weight on my shoulders. I spent all day memorizing my lines.”
He explained just how hard he worked for this movie by sharing a story about a nightmare he had. “There is a trial scene that has many Japanese lines in it, and thankfully we were planning on filming it near the end of our filming schedule. I had enough time to memorize the lines and figure out how to express them. Then one day, I had a dream that I was filming that scene. The director yelled, ‘Action!’ and I completely blanked out. Everyone was staring at me. That moment lasted for about five seconds, but it felt like forever. I woke up from the dream, and tears came out of my eyes. I was extremely shaken up by this dream because that scene is the highlight of the movie, and it conveys an important message. From then on, I rehearsed my lines endlessly while I was on set.”
“Anarchist from Colony” will premiere on June 28 KST.
How many of you are amazed by Lee Je Hoon’s dedication to acting?