On August 15th Cha Seung-won was interviewed on the MBC entertainment program 'Section TV' about his upcoming film "Cheer Up, Mr. Lee". The actor confessed to having felt a bit strange having appeared in a comedy for the first time in twelve years. Cha Seung-won's last comedic project was "Small Town Rivals" back in 2007.
As Cha Seung-won explained, the irony was that at that point in his career he wanted to branch out and do a wider variety of genres. For quite some time Cha Seung-won was only known for doing comedies. As a result, doing more comedies became unthinkable until it had been so long that Cha Seung-won started to miss the experience.
Cha Seung-won also expressed surprise at the positive response to the movie's trailer which was recently released. The movie finished filming last September and only just recently gained a release of September 11th. It will compete with "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" and "Tazza: One Eyed Jacks" for the highly lucrative extended Korean Thanksgiving weekend at the box office.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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