“Fluent in English, in fact…” Youn Yuh-jung tried “this hard” to promote Korean history

Producer Na Young-seok revealed the behind-the-scenes of “Unexpected Journey” filmed in Hollywood with actress Youn Yuh-jung.

On tvN’s “Unexpected Journey,” which will air its 1st episode on May 8th, the story of actress Youn Yuh-jung after the Oscars will be portrayed. Lee Seo-jin, who was with her on tvN’s “Yoon Restaurant” series in the past, also appears as Youn Yuh-jung‘s manager.

OSEN got the chance to find out the behind-the-scenes story of “Unexpected Journey” with producer Na Young-seok on May 6th. Among them, a story in which Youn Yuh-jung revealed her “extraordinary passion” for her work is drawing attention.

The Unexpected Journey

Director Na said about what he felt while accompanying Youn Yuh-jung for 11 days, “In a word, she was working as a ‘Youn Yuh-jung’ in Hollywood as well,” adding, “I felt like she was working according to what she has been learning for decades.”

Youn Yuh-jung

In particular, PD Na said that Youn Yuh-jung made every effort to write her answers in English, saying, “The contents containing our history should not be misinformed,” before the interview for the premiere of “Pachinko.” In fact, Youn Yuh-jung showed the dignity of a Korean actress by showing off her fluent English skills in an interview at the global premiere of the Apple TV+ series “Pachinko” held at the Academy Theater in Los Angeles on April 17th (Korea time). She surprised everyone by explaining in English why she chose the character Sunja in “Pachinko” and her philosophy on the character without the need of an interpreter at the time.

Meanwhile, tvN’s “Unexpected Journey” is a program in which Youn Yuh-jung, the first Korean to receive the “Best Supporting Actress” award at the 93rd U.S. Academy Awards and become a presenter at the 94th Academy Awards, tells her story after the Oscars.

Producer Na Young-seok, Lee Seo-jin, and Youn Yuh-jung‘s “Unexpected Journey” in LA will premiere on tvN at 10:50 p.m. on May 8th.


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