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[V Report Plus] Steven Yeun is allergic to doenjang, feels decline in quality of life

  • Published : May 1, 2018 - 14:50
  • Updated : May 1, 2018 - 14:50

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Korean-American Hollywood actor Steven Yeun expressed his thoughts on playing the lead role in a Korean film for the first time in a live broadcast held via Naver’s V app Monday.

Yeun recently starred in director Lee Chang-dong’s new film “Burning” alongside actors Yoo Ah-in and Jeon Jong-seo.

“It was my first time visiting Paju (in Gyeonggi Province),” he said. “I got to know that I’m allergic to doenjang (fermented soybean paste).”

“After losing doenjang, I felt the decline in quality of my life,” he said.

During the broadcast, Yeun read a comment on the trailer for the film, which read, “I got goose bumps when Steven Yeun said his lines. It seems he poured great effort. His acting is handsome.”

When asked whether he had ever heard the comment that his acting is “handsome,” Yeun said, “I’ve never heard (such an expression). But I think it is a very nice kind of comment. I do feel awkward to hear that though.”

“I did practice a lot (acting in Korean). Yoo Ah-in helped me too,” he said.

The thriller, an adaptation of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s short story “Barn Burning,” revolves around two young men and a woman dealing with a mysterious incident.

It has been invited to the festival’s main competition category, going up against 17 other films. It is the director’s fifth film to be screened at Cannes, and the third to compete. He won the best screenplay award at Cannes for “Poetry” in 2010.

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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