Magazine article Variety

Choi Woo-Shik: 'If I Ever Make It to Hollywood, I Assume That There Must Be Even More for Me to Learn and Feel.'

Magazine article Variety

Choi Woo-Shik: 'If I Ever Make It to Hollywood, I Assume That There Must Be Even More for Me to Learn and Feel.'

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SOUTH KOREAN ACTOR Choi Woo-shik's career spans indies ("Set Me Free") to hit mainstream films ("Train to Busan") to international productions ("In the Room") but it's Bong Joon-ho's "Okja," which bowed at Cannes and is screening in the BIFF's Korean Cinema Today - Panorama section, which put Choi on small and big screens worldwide in the Netflix film that also stars Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Steven Yeun. sonia kil

You first rose to fame with Kim Tae-yong's "Set Me Free," for which you earned multiple awards including actor of the year prize at the Busan festival in 2014. Have more opportunities arisen for you ever since?

Yes, thankfully. Until "Set Me Free," I had to pass auditions to [get] roles but fortunately, these days there are quite a few roles that I am offered directly. Yeon Sangho and Bong Joon-ho had approached me for "Train to Busan" and "Okja," respectively, [telling me] that my performance in "Set Me Free" was impressive.

"Okja" is an American film and was the biggest international production that you have ever been involved. …

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