[HanCinema's News] Jin Goo Talks About "You're So Precious to Me"
By William Schwartz | Published on
On May 6th, actor Jin Goo appeared on the SBS Radio program hosted by Kim Young-chul-I to discuss his upcoming movie "You're so Precious to Me" which is set to be released later this month. In the introduction to the film, Jin Goo described his character in rather unfavorable terms. Jae-sik is a thief who isn't scared of anything. Jae-sik approaches a visually and hearing impaired little girl who lost her mother as part of a scheme to earn money.
Kim Young-chul-I asked Jin Goo if it was easier to make such a movie now that he had his own children. Jin Goo married his wife in 2014 and now have two children aged five and six. While Jin Goo acknowledged that having children had indeed improved his ability to emphasize with them compared to his bachelor years, he stated that the role of an actor was to transcend such limitations.
Kim Young-chul-I also asked if Jin Goo had given his children presents for Children's Day, which was on May 5th. Jin Goo replied that he gave his children books, as opposed to candy, to try and cultivate them an appreciation for culture and the ability to better self manage their time. Kim Young-chul-I also asked about time Jin Goo had recently spent in Jeju, to which Jin Goo replied that he tried many foods there but like sesame noodles the best.
Elsewhere, Kim Young-chul-I asked if "You're so Precious to Me" was an attempt to change his image and Jin Goo replied in the affirmative. Jin Goo noted that he was known for playing rough characters, and that this one allowed him to show a softer side. "You're so Precious to Me" will premiere in South Korean theaters on May 12th.
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 email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.