Actor Jung Hae-in shared his feelings and anecdotes about working with Japanese director Takashi Miike.
On Oct 7th, a press conference was held to commemorate the official invitation of the Busan International Film Festival for Disney+’s original series “Connect” at Grand Josun Busan, Haeundae-gu, Busan. Director Takashi Miike, actors Jung Hae-in, Go Kyung-pyo, Kim Hye-jun attended the event and talked about various things.
“Connect” depicts a mysterious story that occurs when a man who has been deprived of a part of his body by organ hunters connects with a person who has received an organ transplant. It was officially invited to the “Onscreen” section of the 27th Busan International Film Festival.
On this day, Jung Hae-in said, “While working with the director, I realized that the barriers of country and language weren’t very important. There were always interpreters on set, but I communicated with the director mainly through eyes and body language. I felt that we were connected. There was no need for a big conversation because I caught what the director wanted and the director caught what I wanted to express.”
He continued, “Rather, what I regretted is that the director was witty and energetic, and he sometimes joked, but I couldn’t laugh right away because I got it through interpreters.”
Regarding working with an eye patch on one eye, he confessed, “My eyesight decreased a bit since I was acting with an eye patch on. I was dizzy, and there were several dangerous moments because I didn’t feel the sense of distance properly as I was wearing an eye patch when filming action scenes. I remember how well I got through as I worked in perfect harmony with other actors and rehearsed a lot.”
Meanwhile, “Connect” is scheduled to be released through Disney+ in December.