Jo In Sung On His New Film, Why He Doesn’t Use Social Media, His Friends Lee Kwang Soo And EXO‘s D.O., And More
On July 28, the new film “Escape from Mogadishu” was unveiled to the world. Based on true events from 1991, the film follows a group of Korean embassy employees on their escape from Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city, during the Somali Civil War. It so happens that the movie shares its birthday with one of its lead actors, Jo In Sung.
The actor celebrated both events in an interview, where he stated, “I myself didn’t know that the movie release would be on my birthday. I think because of it, it will be a special one.” He added, “It’s a situation in which I’m grateful for everything. The public looked forward to it and chose to watch it despite the tough situation with COVID-19. I’m just so glad. I’m thankful that everything is going smoothly.”
“Escape from Mogadishu” is Jo In Sung’s first movie after the actor entered his forties. He commented, “Starting with this film, I hope to be back with more diverse pieces. Not only through films, but also through dramas and variety shows. I hope to increase the opportunities I have to more freely communicate with you all.”
He has been putting this into action by appearing on various YouTube channels and staying in touch with the public. However, he does not have any personal social media accounts such as Instagram. He explained, “It’s not that I don’t do Instagram, it’s that I can’t do it. I’m scared of mistyping something or making a grammatical mistake. Signing up is a challenge too. When it comes to this, I think there’s something analog about me in that sense.”
He didn’t forget to mention EXO‘s D.O. (Do Kyung Soo), whom he worked with on the 2014 drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love.” Jo In Sung shared, “I listened to Kyung Soo’s single. He’s already doing so well, so I don’t have much else to say. He’s completed his military service and released an album. I think he’s become more laid back now. I’m excited to see what’s ahead of him as he goes on to more music and acting activities.”
Jo In Sung also made a shout-out to fellow actor Lee Kwang Soo, whom he is known to be close with. “[His movie] ‘Sinkhole’ has its release coming up soon in the summer, and I hope it does well. I wish that Lee Kwang Soo also receives much love. Korean movies all need to do well.”
Check out Jo In Sung in the 2018 film “The Great Battle“: